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Solve the Problem - Find Solutions
 
Target Audience:  

Anyone requiring a robust and transparent approach to resolving problems. The course aims to give people the confidence to deal with problems rather than ignore them or resolve them with ‘quick fixes’. The course focuses on tools and techniques to identify priorities to work on and generate effective solutions that prevent issues recurring.

 
   
Objectives:  

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

 
  • Identify the root cause of problems
  • Source and collate information related to the problem
  • Generate solutions to problems
  • Evaluate and implement possible solutions
  • Prioritise issues
  • Utilise proven practical tools to support problem solving in the workplace.
  • Be confident in their own ideas based on a clear process
 
   
 
       
     
  Duration: 1 Day
  Cost: £250 + VAT
     
 
  Course Date Location
     
Demand led
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Module One - Introduction

  • Why people fail to solve problems

  • Skills involved in solving problems

  • Sources of problems

 

Module Two – Recognition & Definition 

  • How to recognise and define problems

  • The importance of a process

  • The stages of problem solving & decision making

  • Defining causes not symptoms

 

Module Three – Sourcing & Validating Information

  • Identifying relevant information

  • Collecting and recording information

  • Validating sources

  • Analysing and interpreting information

 

Module Four– Problem Solving Techniques

  • SWOT analysis

  • Using the Fishbone model

  • Using information to form solutions

 
   

Module Five – Developing Solutions

  • Adapting the mindset – changing gear

  • Past solutions

  • Napoleon techniques

  • Organised random search

  • The SCAMPER approach

    • Substitute
    • Combine
    • Adapt
    • Modify
    • Put to Other Use
    • Eliminate
    • Rearrange
  • Random idea generation

 

Module Six – Implementation

  • Matrix analysis

  • Force Field analysis

  • Scenario planning

  • Applying the right approach to each situation

  • Implementing solutions