Leading groups and teams to think and ideate in order to make higher quality decisions (whatever the application) in the work environment is a common need throughout most organizations today. Yet we continue to use slow and unproductive processes to fulfill that need. Point to point thinking, Yes/No thinking, argument, power and authority issues all prevail in typical decision making processes. You can imagine and perhaps know the consequences via your own experience. More often than not the best ideas do not emerge, and those participating are often reluctant to play given the power and authority issues at hand. Even when an idea comes forth there is often low ownership resulting in ineffective implementation. And the list of issues and problems can go on.
In the middle of all this confusion and unproductive effort you might hear someone say or you might think to yourself, “What we need is a way to think and act more productively as a group in order to make higher quality decisions about the work we do!” And our internal or external ears hear a resounding YES to that need.
LHPDT is an extraordinary and powerfully effective design thinking program in that it combines and integrates three of Dr. Edward de Bono’s thinking tools; Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking and POP. Six Thinking Hats, which operationalizes parallel thinking, is the foundation of the course; three of the Lateral Thinking tools will be used, Random Entry, Challenge: Why A, B. and C., Concept Extraction and the Concept Fan; and four of the DATT tools, AGO (Aims, Goals and Objectives) FIP (First Important Priorities) C&S (Consequences and Sequel) and OPV (Other Peoples Views). The three tool sets are positioned within a larger tool, TEC (Target, Expand, Contract) which provides the thinking action framework for the issue or application that is being addressed.
During our three days together you will develop your skills in using these tools on pertinent business issues and applications. A highly interactive and experiential process, you will experience and be coached on how these tools can be placed and used throughout the ideation and decision making process.
|Program materials and reports: The course includes a Focus on Facilitation manual, an excellent de Bono Thinking Systems™ Leader-Facilitation Guide for Organizing, Managing and Leading Group Thinking plus an extensive set of leader peripherals.|
On a personal and professional level you will be able to:
Managers who want to help their teams make higher quality decisions while increasing ownership; internal or external consultants who work in organizational systems; anyone who wants to use an effective tool set for higher levels of thinking output and action.
This program can be delivered on your site in a three or four day format.
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