PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING Training Service
How to Solve Problems as a Group by Brainstorming, Idea Generation and Collective Decision Making
Training Course Description
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
~ Albert Einstein
In just about any industry or any role, we are almost constantly involved in solving problem. It is what makes humanity progress forward by constantly searching for better solutions to common problems or new solutions to new problems as our societies become more complex.
As the problems have become more complex, the need to solve problems in a group has increased. Groups now contain a variety of experts looking at a problem in relation to their own respective domains. This course is ideal for groups of people who aim to solve problems collectively together. Solving problems as a group has its own unique issues. For example, some people like to dominate a meeting with their ideas at the expense of other less talkative members. This could be because of their character or a political agenda. This can lead to suboptimal solutions. Without a good thinking system a group may never come across novel ideas and even if it does, the idea might quickly be put aside, criticised or ridiculed.
Today, there are many powerful group-based problem solving and brainstorming techniques that can be used to increase creativity and productivity.
The aim of this exercise-driven course is to get the delegate practice these techniques in a simulated environment working on smaller problems. This allows them to learn how these techniques work. If the delegates are from the same organisation, you can also run it as a team building course where delegates go through a shared experience while solving problems. They will learn how to work together and improve their communication skills.
The course is also effective if delegates are from different organisations as they can focus on the details of the techniques and learn from each other’s approaches or how various techniques might be used in different industries.
The course contains many exercises. Optional exercises are also provided so the content of the course can be biased based on the requirements of the delegates.
A series of extra problem solving techniques are also discussed briefly at the end of the workbook. These can be explored by those interested to know more about this topic after the course.
The Philosophy Behind the Development of Problem Solving & Decision Making Training Course
This is a course on problem solving and creativity which introduces delegates to effective and efficient problem solving techniques that can be used is groups.
The course is structured around various problem solving techniques and the exercises to practice those methods. The training content aims to increase the awareness of delegates about best practices and guidelines that will increase team productivity.
Instructions are also provided on the pacing of the course so depending on the number of participating delegates you can adjust the content to ensure the course runs smoothly and on time.
In this highly practical course participants will learn:
What is Problem Solving?
Defining the Problem
By the end of this course the delegates will be able to: