Resonates With Me | By Mattias Ahlström

Why and How to make problem solving asynchronous


Nr 1: Flexibility

Work at your own pace, according to your own schedule with no need to co-locate to be able to collaborate.

Nr 2: Deep Thinking

Without the pressure of "thinking on the spot" in meetings, you are able to think deeply and develop creative solutions.

Nr 3: Record-Keeping

Ideas, feedback and solution are documented in one single document

How to make problem solving asynchronous

1. Create a document in a tool that makes commenting easy.

A tool such as:

  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft 360
  • Notion
  • Dropbox Paper

2. Write four headlines.

  • What is the problem?
  • Why is that a problem?
  • What are possible solutions?
  • Which solution do I recommend at the moment?

Answer the questions above alone or with another person.

Share the document, ask for comments and set a deadline.