Have you been asked this question in a job interview? Want to know how your answer should sound?
Read these 5 real life examples of “In your present position, what problems did you identify that had previously been overlooked?”
Be brief and don’t brag. Indicate the positive changes your suggestions or leadership resulting in.
I identified a problem with our marketing strategy
Recently, I identified a problem with our marketing strategy.
We had been focusing on local clients and were neglecting the international market. The result was that we were not reaching our full potential.
I proposed a new strategy that included expanding our reach to include foreign markets, which has resulted in a significant increase in revenue for the company.
Team members were not using the new software
One of the problems I identified that had previously been overlooked was that our team members were not using the new software we implemented, so I organized a training session for them.
The result was that all of our employees now use the software regularly and are more productive as a result.
I identified a problem in the sales data
In my current position, I identified a problem with the way we were tracking our sales data.
We had been doing it manually and it was taking up a lot of time, which meant that there were times when we didn't have the information we needed at hand.
I suggested a new system that would be easier to use and more accurate, and it was implemented right away.
There was a lack of clarity in responsibilities
As a team leader, I identified that there was a lack of clarity on who was responsible for various tasks among our team members.
I took it upon myself to meet with each member of the team, and we agreed on clear roles and responsibilities so that everyone on the team knew exactly what they were responsible for.
As a result, we were able to complete all projects more efficiently than before.
Our supply chain was not being managed efficiently
I identified a problem with our supply chain that had previously been overlooked.
The problem was that our supply chain was not being managed efficiently, and as a result, we were experiencing large amounts of waste and inefficiency.
I suggested that we implement a new inventory management system that would help us track and manage our inventory more effectively.
This new system has been implemented, and it has already resulted in significant cost savings for our company.