Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation
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.
Creative thinking is a critical skill required by all people within their roles at work, yet it is generally done by trial and error – the thinker creates an idea and determines if it will work – which is basically guessing. Not only is trial and error limited by personal knowledge, it can take many ideas and a long time, sometimes years to identify a good idea and thinking is constrained by a “stuckness” in how things are and how things should be.
Outcomes from Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation
• Learn ways to overcome “stuckness” in your thinking and quickly solve problems.
• How to have discussions to lead others to think differently
• Model’s and methods to think differently about existing problems that will lead to innovative products and processes
• Use existing resources and knowledge to innovate solutions