How well does your organisation think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything we do is proceeded with some form of thought, yet we tend to focus on the resulting action and spare little attention to the thinking driving our action when developing our staff.

When discussing thinking I like to use the metaphor of a river, that has it’s source in the mountains from where it travels down through valleys, out across the plain and then out to sea.

Using this analogy, we spend way too much time thinking and operating downstream, when the real need is for us to move our thinking back upstream to the river’s source. We find without fail, that when people have the learning and capacity to move their thinking back upstream to start off with, the downstream results are greatly improved. Suddenly, that $1,000,000 issue ceases to exist or at least becomes a $1000 issue because we improved our thinking in the first instance.

In your organisation, do all of your people have the knowledge and skills at their disposal to:

1) Design new ways forward when the old ways are failing?
2) Produce genuinely new, value-adding ideas on demand?
3) Explore multiple options with open minds and avoid being solution oriented?
4) Collaborate in meetings with focus, action and outcome orientation?
5) Integrate diverse views rather than have them divide?
6) Safely move past using the “fear of failure” to avoid moving to action?
7) Question static beliefs and move beyond default responses?
How much would your organisation’s performance improve if your staff applied a common language and methods to address these 7 points?

At Think Quick we have proven methods and track-record in assisting with all 7 of these needs and transforming performance – call us and we’ll have a no obligation chat to see just where we can add the most value for you.

For organisations wishing to make an early start on driving performance, join us in one of our training session below …

Melbourne, Six Thinking Hats Training – Aug 31
Sydney, Six Thinking Hats Training – Sept 5
Sydney, Six Thinking Hats Certifications for New Trainers – Sept 5, 6 & 7
Canberra, Six Thinking Hats Training – Oct 17
Canberra, Six Thinking Hats Certification for New Trainers – Oct 17, 18 & 19

For more information or to discuss pathways forward, call Frank on 0400 109727 or contact us via email here.

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About the Author

Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Current clients range from Exxon-Mobil to Government Depts within Australia to Global NGO’s.

Much of his working life has been split between Australia, the South Pacific and Asia where he has trained and facilitated Lateral Thinking techniques, and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.

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