Interventions are only necessary when a problem has been identified. They are used as a preventive measure in order to avoid the progression towards the foreseen devastating effects. In addition, they can turn the situation around for the better. However, in order for interventions to have the desired effect they have to be:
- Objective. Objectivity requires adequate analysis of the situation at hand in order to come up with the appropriate solution. Application of the wrong intervention to the problem identified can either be ineffective or worsen the situation.
- Timely. Having the solution but not applying it in time has the potential to do more harm than good or be redundant.
- Executed to completion. Applying the right solution at the right time to completion will lead to success in attaining the desired effect. However, not seeing the plan through will not only be ineffective but can potentially deter progress.
In problem solving the key that is needed to unlock the solution is intervention. Without the right key, you are unlikely to unlock the door which results in frustration, stagnation or devastation.
Remember: objectivity, timeliness and complete excecution = TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE.
The power of intervention is evident in the effects seen after its application. If applied correctly it can be transformative.
Have a fantastic week.