Course duration: 1 day
Most people believe they are thinking strategically at work but avoid the essential creative element of the thought process, therefore submitting only to the logical and constructive.By doing this the germ of a great idea is often missed, and the whole picture is not considered properly because the idea was not given time to develop.
Western culture is culpable here because it is solution orientated and achievement driven. Western education also focuses on memory and analytical comment because ideas are hard to teach and to assess on examination. However, creative thinking combined with strategic and logical thinking has formidable power in the modern workplace.
This Strategic Thinking training course is designed to offer thinking techniques that support any team in achieving a better understanding of the challenges facing them and will assist them when they develop informed and creative plans and decisions.
Thinking tools developed by Edward de Bono and Tony Buzan are explored along with a number of classic strategic analysis tools. This allows delegates to choose the approach that best suits their individual circumstances and learning styles.
What thinking tools can offer. Some examples of strategic thinking at work and different ways of thinking. Includes using the 'two halves' of the human brain to encourage successful thinking.
Attention-directing tools. The 'Six Thinking Hats' model, CAF - Consider All Factors, APC - Alternatives, Possibilities and Choices, 'Mind Mapping' and Synectics are all explored and when best to utilise them considered.
Logical Thinking and where it is most useful. Following on from the above session, Aims, Goals and Objectives along with Consequences and Sequel are tools that are utilised and examined.
Strategic Thinking. To bring the whole concept of strategic thinking together, delegates are introduced to SWOT Analysis, and the Boston Matrix. the use of Force Field Analysis is also covered, along with planning tools such as Weighting and Ranking and Critical Path Analysis.
What Next. Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences if they wish to, and to capture how they will implement what they have learned upon return to the workplace.
This workshop may be suitable for a number of different people within any organisation, depending on their role and what they are attempting to achieve.
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Course content quite often needs to be modified and adapted to ensure that it is relevant and suitable according to your circumstances, we welcome this and have a wealth of experience designing training and coaching to meet our customer's individual needs.