Creative Thinking: Innovative Problem Solving
It is sometimes amazing that companies keep doing things the same old way when a better, sometimes simpler and cheaper way can be had with a little creative thinking. Innovative problem solving is very much needed in today's fast-paced workplace.
“There’s little that can be said with certainty about the future except this: sometime over the next decade your company will be challenged to change in a way for which there is no precedent.” -- Gary Hamel in The Future of Management
How do you plan for the future of your business, when there is a very real possibility that the future will bear no resemblance to the present or the past? At the current speed of change, leaders who have been trained for years to forecast will find that a forecast based on past trends will be of little use in the unprecedented future. A new set of skills and a new mindset will be necessary to deal with this challenge.
Leaders – and in fact, everyone in the business - must learn to free their minds from the assumptions and paradigms that limit their vision of the future. They must re-learn how to use their imagination in thinking about the future, even though this is counter to their years of learning to think only with verifiable (past) data. They must learn to look at problems as part of the whole system in order to see the intricate web of underlying forces that must be addressed to solve problems holistically. And they must learn to anticipate the unexpected consequences of their decisions in a future that may be nothing like the familiar present.
Creative Thinking strengthens the creative thinking skills of your leaders helps your business achieve important benefits:
Creative Thinking Training highlights:
Creative Thinking Methodology
Participants in Creative Thinking spend most of their workshop time in hands-on practices with coaching and feedback. They gain insight and skills through customized exercises, case studies, and simulations.
Creative Thinking Customized Solutions
To ensure that training is not just an “event,” but instead produces enduring results, we customize Creative Thinking to fit your unique situation, business strategy, culture, and people. After discussion with you and other experts within your organization, we select the emphasis, specific skills to be developed, key learning points, exercises, and case studies for practice to create a solution tailored just for you.
Creative Thinking Applications
The following are some of the ways our clients have used custom versions of Creative Thinking: