Tue, 22 Sept | Online with Zoom

A LOOK BEYOND THE OBVIOUS

As part of the Creative Bravery Festival, join me in this space to reflect on re-framing your current challenges to discover innovative solutions. Bring your boldest and most creative self!
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A LOOK BEYOND THE OBVIOUS

Time & Location

22 Sept 2020, 11:00 – 11:50
Online with Zoom

About the event

This is a free event hosted as part of the Creative Bravery Festival!

"We tend to fall in love with the solution before we really understand the problem."  (Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg)

In our increasingly fast-paced world we regularly find ourselves under pressure to make a decision or deliver a solution quickly.  It might be that we need to meet a tight funding application deadline, provide a report to a senior executive, deliver on a client project or even help out a friend or family member.  Whatever the demand and however it is placed, we like to be able to respond promptly and without delay so we keep our funder, boss or friend happy and feel like we have achieved our aim.

However.

What if the solution we seek is not an obvious one?  What if we make assumptions about the 'problem' facing us?  What if our mind and previous experiences are driving us unconsciously towards a decision before we have really taken time to assess the challenge and explore all the options?

The reality is that as humans, we are naturally driven to make decisions quickly and within the bounds of what we know, or think that we know.  We are often blinded by our past experiences and held within our own 'silos of thought' without even realising.  Equally, we are often surrounded by people from similar backgrounds or professions as us, and our collective efforts become shaped by 'group think' or our organisational culture, that is simply 'the way we do things round here'.

This 50 minute interactive and gently challenging session will encourage you to take a look beyond the obvious and consider how to approach your daily problems with a different thought process.  It is all very well to be told to 'think differently', but like with any learned skill, we need guidance and support to develop the skills that will enable us to do this more easily and effectively.  Together, we will reflect upon the problem solving process and look at how, with just a few simple steps, you can begin to evolve your abilities to 'think differently' and ensure that you are always solving the right problems...or at least being aware that the first conclusion you reach may not actually be the only way to address the challenge.

Whether you are a teacher finding ways to navigate your new reality in the classroom; a sports coach thinking about how to create engaging practice within social distancing rules; a manager wondering how you can help your teams to return to a very different office space; a business owner contemplating how you can grow your customer base in the challenging climate; or you are simply a curious individual looking to understand how you can be more effective in your problem solving practice...this session is for you.

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