Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving

This course is designed to enable you to make the best decisions possible with the information you have available. With these tools you will apply analytical thinking to problems and be able to map out the likely consequences of decisions, work out the importance of individual factors, and choose the best course of action to take. You will also maximize potential, learn to involve your whole brain to make decisions with confidence, develop insightful analytical skills and creative problem solving.

Course Content:

  • Learning analytical thinking strategies and principles that will strengthen your understanding of problems and your ability to reach decisions that are defendable, properly aligned to available resources, and considerate of all stakeholders.
  • Selecting the most important changes to make
  • Evaluating the relative importance of different options
  • Selecting between good options
  • Weighing up pros and cons
  • Analysing the pressures for and against change
  • Understanding and using decision-making tools effectively
  • Using the Six Thinking Hats technique for looking at a decision from all points of view
  • Assessing effects and consequences of change
  • Adjusting future action
  • Applying a ten-step approach that yields defendable results and sound recommendations for any type of problem or concern

Audience

  • Professionals who want to reach the right conclusions and decisions
  • Individuals who must influence others with solution-based decisions and clear thinking
  • People determined to move away from a “fire fighting” to a “fire prevention” mode of operation