The solution focused approach is a respectful change approach. It works with the perspective of the client and acknowledges that the solutions to the problem have to fit with the unique and specific circumstances of the client. The approach acknowledges the perception that a problem exists, without analysing its causes or history. Instead, the approach explores what the desired future looks like for the client. The approach defines this desired future in concrete and positive terms, using vivid language. By analysing previous successes and positive exceptions to the problem in the past, solutions are build that suit the specific context and situation. This analysis of what works is then used to reach the desired future step by step.

This reader is an introduction in the solution focused mindset at work, its assumptions and four different solution focused roles.reader solution focused mindset at work