lLM Endorsed Managerial Decision Making and Problem Solving - Virtual Learning

Course Objectives

lLM Endorsed Managerial Decision Making and Problem Solving - Virtual Learning

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the structured model for systematically addressing problems and decisions
  • Practice the use of key tools and techniques for analyzing and solving problems
  • Conduct a comprehensive root cause analysis of any problem
  • Demonstrate the use of several disciplines in decision making
  • Identify various creative idea generating tools which can be practically applied at the workplace
  • Apply influencing techniques to enable better decision making and implementation

Target Audience

Team leaders, department managers and supervisors who are involved in leading and participating in solving their teams’ problems, as well as making and implementing decisions.

Target Competencies

  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Creativity
  • Situational analysis
  • Influencing

Course Outline

  • Structured problem solving
    • Definitions, principles and overview
    • Direct relationship between problem solving and decision making
    • Types of problem solving
    • Problem solving mindsets and attitudes
    • Developing the questioning mindset with team members
    • Problem ownership
    • Drilling down complex problems into progressively smaller parts
    • The 6 step problem solving method
    • Classifying and prioritizing problems
  • Understanding and analyzing problems
    • Techniques for recognizing problems
    • Appreciating the magnitude of problems facing us
    • Isolating causes from symptoms
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Pareto analysis
    • 'SWOT' analysis
  • Root cause analysis
    • When is it necessary to undergo a wide scale root cause analysis
    • Root cause analysis: the interrelation
    • Root cause analysis: the process
    • Cause and effect analysis: key points of the process
    • Three types of corrective actions
  • Decision making
    • Everyday decision making techniques
    • Principles of decision making
    • Components of optimum decision making
    • Using critical thinking as an aid to decisions
    • Different tools for decision making
    • Subjective versus objective decision making
    • The uncertainty problem
  • Creativity and problem solving
    • Intelligence versus creativity
    • The role of creativity in problem solving
    • Mental blockers of creativity
    • Brainstorming: different techniques
    • Opposite thinking and 'what if'
    • Mind mapping
  • Problem solving and people
    • Leading the problem solving effort
    • Solving people related problems
    • Removing the 'groupthink' effect from the team
    • Team problem solving: ensuring participation, agreement, and implementation of  the solution
    • Behaviors that influence or block problem solving
    • Convincing stakeholders with your solutions

Per participant

USD 2,350

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