Managers and leaders who are asked to think outside the box, are being challenged to think differently. In a world of rapid change, most problems at senior level are multi-variate and complex. The first challenge is to identify what the problem is and then to find different tools and techniques to seek solutions. Here in Dubai this week, managers are learning techniques for “thinking outside the box” and how to deal with problems that may have no specific solution or multiple solutions.
Learning problem solving skills, lateral thinking techniques as well as traditional incremental and continuous improvement techniques, delegates are being challenged to think in new ways to come up with new solutions.
Failure to innovate at strategic level may lead ultimately to company failure. At operational level, it offers competitors opportunities to steal the show. In a rapidly changing world, learning techniques which are key innovator skills offers companies new opportunities to add value to customers and build sustainable futures.
Among the topics on offer are:
- Strategic success and failure
- How learning supports change and improvement
- Problem analysis tools: mind mapping, CATWOE, Problem trees
- Solving complex problems: Soft Systems Methodology, De Bono Thinking
- Prioritising improvement ideas
- Evaluation, metrics and lessons learned
- Leadership in a fast-changing world
- Learning from mistakes
- Delivering results through effective people
Through discussion, group work and exercises, delegates try out new approaches and gain the confidence to take new tools and techniques back to their place of work. This ensures benefit for the participant and also their organisation – a higher ROI on the training being delivered!
To know more about this course please visit Continuous Innovation & Process Improvement