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Critical Thinking

Better Thinking

This workshop is targeted at both individuals and teams

People who only receive the usual training in collaboration and process improvement techniques will be missing the requisite critical thinking skills. Because of this, their own thinking and the outcome of many of their collaborations with others will be frustrated. They will be unable to match the best tool to the task and can’t shift gears for a better fit. Symptoms of a need for improved critical thinking include: difficulty with (or avoidance of) complex issues, long meeting times with complaints of lack of progress or going in circles, frustration when attempting to influence others, and failure to agree or develop optimal, highest quality actions.

Typical is not good enough

The tools portion of most process improvement and collaboration training includes techniques designed for data gathering, data organizing and creativity. Critical thinking is not taught. Some people adapt to this by taking their favorite tool (e.g. fishbone diagram) and using it to fill the gaps. But, when a specialized tool is used for a purpose it was not designed for – it fails. Results often suffer and people struggle. Some tools are over-utilized while many tools are not used at all.

Critical Thinking

Give people a new and dramatic boost in thinking effectiveness with mastery of BPI’s clear, simple, thinking framework complete with tools that can address any issue. During this two-day workshop Critical thinking methods are modeled, practiced, and then applied to the real job issues of participants. These thinking methods work for applications of all types including process improvement, operations problems, people problems, and anytime collaboration and clear thinking are important to resolving an issue.

Tailored case study packages

Tailored case study packages are available from over two dozen industry packages:

  • Manufacturing
  • Utility
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Insurance
  • Automotive
  • Financial
  • Electronics
  • Computer
  • Cable
  • Petroleum
  • Transit
  • Telecom
  • Healthcare

One Day Workshops

Portions of the content selected from Critical Thinking is available in these one-day workshops: