Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving for a better Decision Making
Duration: 90 Minutes
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Learn to make effective decisions and solve problems using critical thinking and simple, practical tools. You make decisions and solve problems every day. Learn how to apply critical thinking techniques to these activities.
12/06/2017 11:30 AM12/06/2017 05:30 PMTraining Topic: Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving for a better Decision MakingInstructor: Rebecca Staton-Reinstein
Every organization must be nimble when solving new and recurring challenges; and everyone within the organization must be able to use critical thinking and creative problem solving to take action on these challenges. Avoid the tendency to start solving a problem before it is clearly defined. Admit to poor decisions and take corrective action, even if it’s tough.
Objectives of the Presentation
Adopt approaches that work and learn to:
Solve problems and make effective decisions using critical thinking and simple, practical tools
Increase decision accuracy even when information is limited
Minimize poor decisions; neutralize the effects of stress, emotions, and distractions on decisions
Use simple tools to enhance decision making and problem solving
Use critical thinking to challenge all assumptions and seek alternative information
Why Should you Attend
In today's face-paced work environment, decisions and requests for action are bombarding you constantly. If you make these decisions in "firefighting" reactionary mode, you are more likely to make mistakes. Being proactive and thinking critical dramatically increase the chance you will make an excellent decision and take the action to get the best results.
What are critical thinking and creative problem solving?
Strengths and challenges when analyzing and solving problems
Relationships among planning, critical thinking, and creative problem solving
Role of critical thinking in meeting business challenges
Prioritize issues for greatest decision-making effectiveness and efficiency
Integrate art and science of critical thinking and creative problem solving
Role of values and facts in decision making
Challenge "knowledge," beliefs, "facts," assumptions, and conventional wisdom
Methods to explore alternatives, ask probing questions and stimulate thinking
Convert negativity into curiosity
Creative problem solving; use whole-brain, critical-thinking Clarity to solve a real issue
Define the goal and constraints to achieve objectives
Discover "blind spots" and hidden assumptions
Define measurement of success
Develop solution options and plan
Make the decision with confidence and test decisions