Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
Duration: 2 Days
Self-discovery and critique
Group exploration and facilitator led discussions
Game based learning
Best practice theory exploration
This highly interactive workshop introduces a variety of creative solution generation and decision making techniques. Participants will develop the skills necessary to analyze a problem, generate creative solutions, and decide which solution most closely matches their needs.
After practicing the new tools and techniques, participants will apply them on an interesting case study. The case study presented at the beginning of class will take participants back to ancient Egypt where as a team they have to solve a problem otherwise the Pharaoh will be very angry.
By the end of this training course participants will be able to:
Apply logical tools to properly analyze problems for root causes.
Establish and compare options in a variety of situations.
Identify the best choice from various options and address group think.
Achieve group consensus about important decisions.
Apply a four step process to systematically solve problems and decide on appropriate solutions.
Use methods and tools (systematic process and fishbone diagramming) to discover the underlying cause of a problem.
Use brainstorming, mind mapping, and several other creative thinking techniques to generate possible solutions to the problem.
Use the following decision making techniques: Pro/Con, Force Field Analysis, Decision Matrix, Feasibility/Capability Analysis, and Cost/Benefit Analysis.
Create an action plan to implement the appropriate solution.
Business professionals who want to develop practical skills and approaches to problem solving, creative idea generation, and decision making tools where the solutions are not always obvious.
Outline of topics:
Step 1: Define the Problem
Systematic problem definition (six basic questions)
Systematic problem definition grid
Cause and effect/Fishbone/Ishikawa diagrams
Step 2: Find Creative Solutions
Eight blocks to creative thinking
De Bono's six thinking hats
Step 3: Evaluate and Select Solution
Pro's and con's
Steps in force field analysis
Step 4: Implement Solution and Create an Action Plan
Planning and scheduling
The big planning tip
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