On Day One we look at the necessary components and principles of brainstorming and creativity
- Defining brainstorming and problem solving – what is and what it is not
- Idea conception to tangible execution – de Bono’s influence
- Where do all great ideas come from and mostly end up?
- Where creative thinking can be applied in the workplace
- What are managerial problems, process problems, people problems?
- Problem types, conditions and urgency
- Managers as problem solvers vs. decision makers
Brainstorming and problem-solving is a natural process. Don’t put a bandage on a problem; fix it permanently. Problem-solving is best done with a proven process. Proper brainstorming and problem-solving are techniques to reverse engineer any situation, identify the cause(s) of a problem, resolve it, and prevent it from occurring again. This saves your organization time, money, and resources.
We are all born problem solvers. True creative thinking and problem-solving consists of seeing what everyone else has seen, thinking what no one else has thought and doing what no one else has dared.
Brainstorming is the bedrock of innovation – the spark or idea that brings with it the possibility for change and improve. No team can achieve its objectives until its people achieve theirs. This is what this program is about i.e. making participants’ more effective in the way they solve problems so that they, in turn, can make their business area more effective.
This course introduces delegates to proven models to separate causes from symptoms; develop a range of potential solutions; walk through a plan to implement and test these solutions and measure the results. In today’s turbulent business environment, it’s not enough to do things differently. We must do different things.