Research shows that unstructured meetings can be very unproductive. Dominant people take over the meeting and don’t let all ideas flourish. Some people who are naturally quiet may not get a chance to present their views. Sometimes people prefer to remain quiet in the presence of higher authority or senior management. Sometimes people don’t want to voice their concern because they don’t want to be the one who delivers the bad news. All of this leads to meetings where inadequate solutions are produced with devastating consequences.
Over the years there has been a strong push in designing structured decision making and group thinking methods that help a group of people to work together. Brainstorming techniques such as nominal group thinking, mind mapping, creativity and innovation techniques, various visual diagrams and moderated meetings where devised to help people get more from their interactions.
Using this set of soft skills training materials, you can deliver a corporate training course where participants learn a variety of techniques on how to solve problems as a group. The courseware can be used for team building where participants are from the same organisation. In contrast, if participants are from different organisations, they can learn from each other’s industries while engaging in carefully designed exercises that maximise learning.
The training resources contain many techniques and corresponding exercises that allow a trainer to teach problem solving techniques during the course. Many optional exercises are also provided that a trainer can choose to run depending on the needs of the participants and their training requirements. Train the trainer instructions are also provided to facilitate corporate training delivery.
Participants will learn about correct attitudes towards problem solving, power of positive thinking, how to define problems correctly and how to brainstorm. They will also learn how to generate lots of ideas without judging and also how to plan to formulate solutions using established techniques from project management. They also get to improve their soft skills and communication skills while in a group.
For samples, syllabus and further training programs, see the website on problem solving training materials provided below:
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