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This course presents a structured approach for tackling problems, opportunities and decisions that will ultimately help achieve better results—whether innovating, managing crises or planning for the future. The course addresses the five types of critical thinking needed in business environments: strategic thinking, tactical thinking, analytical thinking, innovative thinking and implicative thinking.
Through exercises, delegates will practice using these different thinking approaches to achieve maximum results. They will also have the opportunity to apply these concepts to a specific problem or opportunity from their own business environment, share newly learned approaches with classmates and give and receive feedback on those approaches.It also teaches a proven five-step process for responding to business problems and opportunities.
- Use different thinking approaches at different times to yield better results
- Generate innovative responses to business problems and opportunities
- Assess your own thinking style preferences
- Think in the present to prepare for the future
- Determine the root cause of business problems and opportunities
- Apply different types of thinking for improved analysis and problem solving
- Assess possible responses accurately to select an optimal response
- Design and execute appropriate action plans
Strategy Execution's Critical Thinking Model
Problem and Opportunity Identification and Analysis
Identification and analysis
Active vs. passive problem/opportunity identification
“As is” vs. “To be” Tools and techniques for problem/opportunity identification
Root cause analysis
What is an environmental scan?
Your business processes/business rules
Tools and techniques for exploring new and unique responses
Other innovative thinking approaches
Capability and value analysis
Response prioritisation matrix
Communicating the optimal response
Gaining acceptance by stakeholders
Saying “no” to high profile stakeholders
Building an action plan
Ensuring ownership and commitment