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Solving problems quicker by learning positively from mistakes

The ability to be decisive and to solve a problem within an appropriate time frame is a core skill for anyone in business. Often decisions need to be taken by a team rather than just one person - the knowledge of a team is usually far greater than the knowledge of just one person. One challenge is how to define the parameters for taking a decision. What factors need to be considered and what risks need to be assessed? Far too often senior people get distracted by detail rather than focusing on the bigger picture.

Your new strengths and abilities

  • Accurately defining each problem.
  • Using the step process for solving complex issues.
  • Techniques for keeping your colleagues from getting side-tracked or drawn into too much detail.
  • Setting clear deadlines for taking decisions.
  • Setting minimum outcomes.
  • Disruptive innovation - outside the box.
  • Chunking up and chunking down to break a deadlock.
  • Practical ways for engaging all team members in participative problem solving and decision making.
  • Using time efficiently during brainstorming meetings.
  • Idea 'blockers on side
  • Influence & persuade to gain 'buy in'
  • Ways to learn positively from past mistakes that may cloud current decision making.

Did you know?

Much valuable management time is squandered - maybe people are being held up by other areas of the business or because the process of decision making is uncontrolled or it has no defined deadline.

Who would benefit?

Project managers, those with a role in new business and most senior staff.

To discuss a current or potential need, contact Robin Johnson at OvationXL on 07774 415 561 or

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