deBono Thinking Systems

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You have been assigned to figure out how to increase productivity in your department while reducing costs. Or you need to figure out how to shorten meeting times, reducing conflict among your team members while you're at it. Or you just need a way to systematically work through an issue to figure out what your next steps might be. Where do you begin?

At the core of the de Bono Thinking Systems® are three distinct thinking methods as developed by Dr. Edward de Bono: Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral Thinking and The Power of Perception™. Each method uses its own unique tool "kit" to help you achieve your goals.

The methods can be used independently of each other, or in combination, depending on your situation. Do you simply need to generate more innovative ideas and then figure out how to put the best into action? Lateral Thinking may be the place for you to begin. Do you need a path for your team to look at all the options, positive and negative of an issue, quickly and comprehensively? The Six Thinking Hats® gives all of you a common language and a system to do just that. Do you need a framework for defining an issue and creating a plan for your next steps? The The Power of Perception™ method puts the tools you need at your fingertips.

Introduced in 2004, Focus on Facilitation™ which uses tools from all three core methods creates a unique tool kit for Facilitators of all skill levels. Simplicity helps organizations streamline products and processes, thereby becoming more effective, efficient and user-friendly. Our newest course, Six Value Medals™ helps people quickly but thoroughly scan for values, prioritize which values are the most important to pursue, and then ensure that top values are addressed and maximized every step of the way. And our eTools give you the resources to assess your current situation and help you use the methods you'll learn in our courses...every day.