Analytical thinking – Thinking to create value
Analytical thinking skills are critical in the workplace because they help to gather information, articulate, visualize and solve complex problems and take effective decisions. In the competitive forum the focus is shifting towards analytical thinking and people’s capability to effectively solve issues that are complex in nature.
Analytical skills are becoming a necessity in every job role for every single employee. In today’s lean, flat organizations, it is everyone’s job to effectively solve problems. Though analytical thinking is viewed as common, it is not necessarily innate and requires some training to be effective. This makes analytical thinking training essential for employee and organizational flourishment.
- Do you find it difficult to gather and articulate information?
- Do you like to identify the barriers in solving complex problems?
- Is there a difficulty in visualising and solving complex problems?
- Would you like to gain a perspective of various tools and techniques for solving problem and take decisions?
- Do you wish to make unbiased judgements?
- Do you want to understand strategies for overcoming bias?
- Do you like to create a personalized action plan and stick to it?
- Do you wish to avoid false conclusions?
If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then Analytical Thinking: Thinking to create value is just for you.
Strengthscape’s workshop on Analytical Thinking is designed to enable participants to think in an analytical manner and become solution architects and reliable decision makers. Analytical Thinking is built on the best practices, analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making are foundational thinking skills that involve breaking things down into their component parts.
Analytical Thinking: Thinking to create value is an experiential workshop that uses engaging facilitation and follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. The program enables employees to gain expertise in three essential and primitive business areas: Decision making, risk management and problem solving, thus enabling to engage in analytical thinking
- Learn a process for problem solving through analytical thinking
- Apply strategies and techniques to avoid emotional triggers that can impede your objective thinking
- Learn data driven decision-making techniques
- Learn strategies for negotiating among variables and conditions
|Session Name||Brief Overview|
|Introductions||Participants are introduced to the entire structure of the course and their commitment reaffirmed.|
|Neuroscience of analytical thinking||Understanding the human approach to analytical thinking. Identifying gaps and errors in analytical thinking.|
|Strategies of overcoming biases||Devising strategies to overcome workplace biases. Creating an action-plan for implementing the strategies to mitigate the impact of biases.|
|Ladder of Inference||Managing perceptions and biases. Developing critical thinking skills. Understanding the dangers of snap judgements based on perceptions rather than facts.|
|PHASE Model of Analytical thinking||Understanding the structured process of analytical thinking and how analytical thinking works.|
|Tools & Techniques of PHASE Model||Understanding the various tools and techniques available for analytical thinking.|
|Effective problem solving||Participants learn how to objectively define situations and problems, techniques for conducting root-cause analysis.|
|Brainstorming for analytical thinking||Understanding the process and importance of brainstorming. Identifying the role of diverse opinions in analytical thinking.|
|Tools & Techniques for data collection and analysis||Gaining a perspective on how to validate date source, various techniques for pattern recognition and data analysis and analysis of tools like cost-benefit analysis, impact analysis, SWOT.|
|Action Planning||Each participant creates a 6-month action-plan to improve their analytical thinking skills.|