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 Creative and Strategic Thinking at Work

Creative and Strategic Thinking at Work

One day workshop

Overview

Most people avoid creative thinking because they or others submit it too quickly to logical/constructive thinking to assess its validity.  By doing this we often miss the germ of a good idea, or the whole picture, because we don’t give it time to develop.

Western culture is at fault here because it is solution-orientated, and achievement-driven.  Western education focuses on memory and analytical comment because ideas are hard to teach and to assess in an examination. However, creative thinking combined with strategic and logical thinking has formidable power in the workplace.

This one-day course is designed to offer thinking techniques that support the team in achieving a deeper understanding of their work problems and developing better-informed and creative plans and decisions. The course introduces a range of thinking tools developed by Edward De Bono and Tony Buzan and some classic strategic analysis tools.

What you will learn

  • Why bother with thinking tools?  What can they offer?
  • Ways of thinking: The ‘two halves’ of the brain and why they must work together in successful thinking.
  • De Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ Model – an introduction to thinking tools
  • Creative Thinking Activities
  • Logical Thinking and where it is most useful
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Analysis tools:
    • SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Boston Matrix
    • Force Field Analysis
  • Planning Tools

 

Who should attend


Anyone who needs to broaden and sharpen their thinking at work

 

For more info phone 07514 031549 or complete booking form