Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Problem solvers are required to quickly provide solutions to increasingly complex problems, develop and design new and innovative products and processes – all while reducing research and development time and costs.
Canisius College’s Center for Professional Development and I are offering.
Thinking Through Innovation
A highly interactive skills course transferring creative ideas into innovative practices.
DTC operator continues to be one of my favorites for working with teams that feel stuck or just cannot move out of their own way to explore the system and problem in a different way. It allows people to work in extremes and through those extremes they see possibilities that felt silly or just wrong before.
We all have problems, every team has problems, every organization has problems I have not yet met a manager yet who doesn’t have problems…
The amazing thing about the amount of problems we face is that there are just as many solutions – some you have already found and some you just got to look for.
Instead of creating failure charts, root cause analysis, and using a system of trial and error the simplest way is to start at the cheese and follow the path back to the mouse. By identifying the solution first, What we want to have happen, an easier solution can be found.
Working with a team of 5 Executive Directors from a company that employs ~2000 people we identified a gap in the Managerial Leadership Training, Mentoring and coaching of employees prior to being promoted to a Manager Level within the company.
Nine windows is often used in TRIZ (The theory of inventive problem solving) to explore solutions to a problem in a context of past present and future. Exploring the solution as a system is vital in breaking psychological constipation.
The Ideal Solution Statement. When working to solve specific problems psychological constipation can be turned to a flow state with the Ideal Solution Statement. The best solutions are the most ideal. The ideal solutions are the ones that are able to solve themselves for free, using all the existing resources.