Creative Business Thinking

Creative Business Thinking

Objective /Benefits


WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

What it takes to succeed in life depends on the kind of world we inhabit. We need to be smart, creative and flexible according to the circumstances in which we find ourselves. And as those circumstances change, so we need to respond in different ways. There has never been more uncertainty than there is in today’s fast-moving world. If we are to survive, let alone succeed in this world, we have to find ways of living with the uncertainties that it brings, and crafting for ourselves new solutions to both old and new problems.
This intensive, hands-on, activity driven program teaches skills that boost better results through increased understanding and effective implementation of the problem solving and decision making processes. It helps sharpen your skills and empowers you to take the best possible actions in any given situations. By providing you with a rigorous training environment, your active participation in our program will enable you to apply and sustain your learning to a point of forming winning habits. You will have the ability to create the greatest positive impact at every given opportunity when facing a problem and making a decision every time. 

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE

  • Anticipate and identify problem
  • Generate and evaluate alternative solutions to a problem
  • Make a decision and take responsibility for it
  • Think creatively using both convergent and divergent thinking to make decisions


WORKSHOP OUTCOME

  •  Anticipate and identify problems
  • Generate and evaluate alternative solutions to a problem
  • Make a decision and take responsibility for it
  • Think creatively using both convergent and divergent thinking to make decisions

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Program Outline

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Overview    

  • Context setting
  • Relationship between problem solving and decision making
  • Basic framework for problem solving
  • PDCA and the framework
  • The 5-step problem solving model


Identify The Problem    

  • Problem solving overview
  • Problem or opportunity?
  • Delineating the problem parameters
  • Checklist for identifying, defining and analyzing problems


Explore Alternatives    

  • Be creative, free your habits of mind
  • Generating alternatives
  • Creative techniques for generating alternatives
  • Criteria for evaluating alternatives


Select And Act    

  • The 9 approaches to creative problem solving
  • Using selection models
  • Implement the solution
  • Action planning and monitoring
  • Evaluating results and contingent solutions•    


Decision Making Styles    

  • Using type inventories to determine preferences
  • Your type and what does it mean for decision making
  • FLEX techniques
  • Decision making approach•    


Art Of Making Decisions    

  • Logic and common sense
  • The 8 adaptive techniques
  • Barriers to effective decision making
  • Developing creative thinking and using creative memory

 
Decision Making Attributes  

  • Who is an effective decision maker?
  • Attributes of an effective decision maker
  • Identifying your strengths and limitations
  • Creating an innovative work environment


Coaching Wisdom    

  • Decision making ethics
  • The do’s and don’ts 
  • The 3 components of ethical decision making
  • Decision making and stress
  • The secret of a great decision maker