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Creative Problem Solving Instructor-Led Course

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When problems happen at work, employees frequently do one of three things: they panic, they become apprehensive about approaching the problem, or they pass the issue on to someone else to solve. Yet a problem at work often means there is a potential solution – and the ability to creatively problem solve makes employees perceive problems as opportunities to harness and challenges to conquer.

Problem solving has become necessity at work. A study conducted by AchieveGlobal revealed that 94 percent of those in its focus group felt greater time pressure and stress to solve problems more effectively and 53 percent said they have to creatively problem solve on a daily basis.

A problem-solving culture is ultimately a good thing. When an organization has a problem-solving culture, it fosters ideas and activities which extend beyond the problem and encourages innovation. Other benefits include better teamwork and trust, increased workplace engagement, increased job satisfaction and increased productivity.

This instructor-led training event will cover the characteristics of an effective problem solver, challenge people’s go-to problem solving habits, reveal a variety of diagrams that help develop creative problem solving methods, and inspire you and your team to be more creative (We recommend problem solving skill training). This three hour-program offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.

Key Topics:

  • Maintaining innovation and creativity to withstand business challenges
  • Overcoming common misconceptions and creativity myths
  • Getting past political obstacles, criticism and negativity
  • The six basic laws of problem solving
  • How to take risks and learn from failure
  • Using the SCAMPER approach, the 7x7 technique, and other problem-solving matrixes to evaluate ideas

Participants Will Learn:

  • How to identify roadblocks that prevent creative thinking
  • To develop creative attitudes and learn to see that all problems have opportunities
  • How they can overcome criticism and gain acceptance for new ideas
  • Creative and effective techniques to recognize and identify problems
  • The best techniques for managing creative people
  • To realize the significance of humor and how it impacts creativity

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