Creative Problem Solving
Six creative yet practical ways to solve problems — even seemingly 'impossible' ones.
This course revolves around six problem-solving strategies that create the acronym 'FAB PIG':
Group think (good and bad)
In each of the six sections, I present original problems and puzzles for attendees to work on. I also tell real-life business stories that illustrate how these strategies helped companies to solve seemingly 'impossible' business problems and gain a significant market advantage.
Practical Business Benefits
Anyone in business has to solve problems. Knowing really good and creative ways to tackle problems means fewer mistakes, less wasted time and greater efficiency. It also promotes a generally happier, more positive working atmosphere.
As I repeatedly demonstrate during the training, many companies have gained a significant advantage over their competitors by taking on tough problems and challenges and coming up with ingenious solutions.
Attendees can work on the puzzles and problems individually or in teams — so you can make this into an enjoyably 'competitive' training session if you want or use it for team-building purposes.
It's fun. Most of the puzzles presented during this training have pleasantly surprising solutions that involve an 'Aha!' moment of understanding.
This is practical training that's good for personal and professional development. Who wouldn't benefit from being better at tackling problems, in business or in life generally?
It's therapeutic. When you feel relaxed and confident about your ability to solve problems, you suffer from less stress, worry and anxiety.
Usual Presentation And Duration
I usually teach this material to corporate groups, for example at conferences or on staff training days.
To do the subject justice, I need a minimum of 90 minutes but two hours would be better.
There is a high degree of active participation and attendees work on practical problems and assignments during the training.
I can also teach this material to private clients on a one-to-one basis, in person or online.