ACHIEVE CREATIVE INSIGHT AND CLARITY OF THOUGHT
EMPOWERMENT FOR INNOVATORS
Training develops the mental skills of creative insight and clarity of thought.
Solutions developed with creative insight are:
A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO CREATIVE INSIGHT
Based on leading-edge research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience and network theory.
CREATIVE INSIGHT: THE "AHA!" MOMENT
Creative insight is a unique skill that generates a revolutionary and simplified understanding of a challenge and its solutions.
This leads to game-changing results.
Creative insight is the key goal of Advanced Applied Thinking.
DEVELOP YOUR MENTAL FLEXIBILITY
Training develops mental flexibility through techniques including:
Expanding the frame
Multiple perspective lenses
Increase your range of thought
Confidently address bigger and more complex challenges
Become a strategic thinker
APPLIED TO EVIDENCE-BASED REASONING
Students learn to achieve insight and connected thinking at each step of evidence-based reasoning, with techniques including:
First principles thinking
Organizing information for insight
The abstraction ladder
A PRACTITIONER-CENTRIC APPROACH
Increases engagement with complex challenges
Problems become enjoyable games with opportunities for intellectual and personal growth
Supports mental flow, connected thinking and personal development
Makes it easier to develop game-changing solutions
BENEFITS FOR TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS
More innovative and successful solutions
Students learn optimal processes for team creativity
Easier to attract top talent
Career growth opportunity
Motivated candidates are looking for innovative organizations that encourage creativity and advanced approaches
EXAMPLE OF ADVANCED APPLIED THINKING
Problem: What's better, open-plan offices or cubicles?
Based on new scientific research, we’re discovering that open-plan offices don’t work very well.
We should go back to cubicles.
Advanced Applied Thinking
Neither open-plan offices nor cubicles are that great. They both have significant compromises.
In advanced thinking, we don’t accept forced choices.
What’s the real problem? How did we get here? What are the real needs?
Can we come up with another alternative?
Advanced Applied Thinking trains practitioners to think creatively and strategically by asking the right questions and defining the problem in a better way, before developing solutions.
Sample training skills that apply to this problem:
Defining the problem
Starting with why