Course: Creative Problem Solving
1 or 2 days – 1 facilitator – 18 people Maximum
The purpose of the corporate problem-solving course is to equip employees with effective tools, methodologies, and critical thinking skills necessary to identify, analyze, and solve complex challenges within the organizational context. This course aims to enhance problem-solving abilities, foster innovation, and promote a proactive approach to addressing issues, ultimately contributing to improved decision-making and the overall success of the company.
roblem Identification: Techniques to recognize and define problems accurately, ensuring a clear understanding of the issues at hand.
Analytical Skills: Methods for systematically analyzing problems, breaking them down into manageable components, and identifying relevant factors and constraints.
Creative Thinking: Strategies to foster creativity and generate innovative solutions, encouraging thinking beyond conventional approaches.
Collaboration: Skills to facilitate effective teamwork and collaborative problem-solving, leveraging diverse perspectives to enhance solution quality.
Decision-Making: Tools and frameworks for making informed decisions, considering potential outcomes and risks associated with different solutions.
Paradigm-Preserving Solutions: Understanding when to apply traditional methods and solutions that align with existing frameworks and industry standards. Participants will learn how to leverage established practices to address routine problems efficiently.
Paradigm-Stretching Strategies: Exploring approaches that push the boundaries of conventional thinking without completely abandoning existing paradigms. This involves expanding the scope of solutions within accepted norms, fostering incremental innovation and improvement.
Paradigm-Breaking Innovation: Encouraging participants to challenge existing norms and explore entirely new ways of thinking and problem-solving. This involves radical innovation and a willingness to question and change fundamental assumptions, leading to groundbreaking solutions that can transform the organization.
This course is offered in two formats: a 1-day option and a more comprehensive 2-day option. The extended duration of the 2-day course allows for additional exercises and provides ample time to apply creative problem-solving solutions directly to real challenges within your organisation.
The course canbe facilitated at a location of your choice or at our training facilities in the southern French Alps, just 1 hour from Nice airport
Why should you choose Cross-Cultural training from Gugin?
From we started the company in 2001 we knew we would need an engine that could keep us ahead of the competition and constantly deliver world-class consultance and training. The world is constantly changing and we need to change with it and indeally develop services that addresses the agenda of tomorrow. Gugin stands on 3 pilars: Consulting, Training and Research. They fuel each other with great ideas for innovation and service development. When, for instance, we are helping a company with corporate cultural change we might discover cross-cultural issues, we haven’t seen before. We then reseach it further and find a great solution to the client and we can upgrade our training portfolio.
So you will NEVER experience us using 50 years old research, like Hofstede’s cultural dimensions that promotes cultural stereotypes based on nationalities. In fact our research has shown that these stereotypes don’t exist and that if you are promoting stereotypes like “the french are like… and the canadians are like…” you will just create more conflicts.
In everything we do, we focus on how you can synergies from the cultural diversity and our approach is generic. Bringing different nationalities together is no different from bringing different companies, different professions, different age-groups or different sub-cultures inside a company together. All our training gives you generic tool for levelraging the cultural diversity, no matter where it exist.
We develop generic cultural intelligence you can use every where
All our 1/2-day corporate training modules are designed as intensive, interactive learning modules. You can combine the training modules almost as you like. They can also fit into your existing training programs or corporate university curriculum. We also have longer, more in-depth courses. Please see the complete list of standard courses we offer. We also design a lot of specialised training and coaching programs together with our clients if the existing courses don’t meet the needs.
Prerequisites for attending
The attendees are expected to have personal cross-cultural experiences that include having been in situations where they were uncertain about what to do because they were outside their cultural comfort zone.
You will organise the venue – everything included – and manage the participants. Gugin will provide instructor and course material. Gugin can also be a full-service course organiser, but usually, our clients want to organise the practicalities themselves. You can invite 12 people to each course module.