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Do You Know How To Take Advantage of the “Appreciative Inquiry” Approach for Organizational Management?

The problem solving approach to organizational  design and management has a number of limitations. It focuses only on what’s wrong, identifying causes, brainstorming solutions, developing action plans, and not taking into account the areas that are working well. Problem solving focuses on the past and excludes possibilities for creativity. The approach is time consuming, costly; […]

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Taking Innovative Steps to Problem Solving: The Flexons Approach

Do you find problem solving so mind breaking? That when we crack our heads to find solutions, we often end up with the same solution all over again? As Albert Einstein once said: We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. In this volatile and complicated time, the […]

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If You Don’t Think Strategic Thinking Counts, Think Again

Leaders easily handle routine decisions and events by relying on past practices and habit.  However, today leaders face complex decisions and unprecedented conditions requiring thoughtful analysis instead of conditioned reactions.  Instead of being “safe,” conventional thinking is dangerous. The fast pace of changes requires sound strategic thinking practices.  If leaders fail to consider all aspects, […]

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Flevy’s Definitive Guide to Operations

This is a guide to navigating Flevy to find the documents and other resources you need related to Business Operations.  “Operations” is a broad, vague term. It can convey a lot of different meanings to different people. If you don’t find what you are looking for in this article, please email us at [email protected] First, a very […]

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The Global 8D Problem Solving Process

“If I had an hour to save the world I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions.” – Albert Einstein The 8D (Eight Disciplines) Problem Solving Process is a team oriented and structured problem solving methodology that is mainly used to identify, correct and eliminate recurring problems. The 8D Problem […]

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