Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Apply a four step process to systematically solve problems and decide on appropriate solutions.
- Use methods and tools (systematic process and fishbone diagramming) to discover the underlying cause of a problem.
- Use brainstorming, Imagineering, and several other creative thinking techniques to generate possible solutions to the problem.
- Identify the best choice from various options and address “group think.”
- Use the following decision making techniques: Pro/Con, Force Field Analysis, Decision Matrix, Feasibility/Capability Analysis, and Cost/Benefit Analysis.
- Create an Action Plan to implement the appropriate solution.
Outline of topics:
Define the problem:
- Systematic Problem Definition (6 Basic Questions).
- Systematic Problem Definition (Grid).
- Fish Bone Diagrams / Ishikawa/ Cause and Effect diagrams.
Find Creative Solutions using creativity tools:
- Reverse Brainstorming.
- Mind Mapping.
- De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats.
Evaluate and Select solution:
- Pro’s and Con’s.
- Force field analysis.
- Cost/Benefit Analysis.
- Feasibility/Capability Analysis.
Implement solution and create an action plan:
- Create an action plan.
- Break solution into action steps.
- Prioritize actions and assign roles.
- Follow-up at milestones.
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