Applied Lateral Thinking - How to help people think outside the box within an Organisation.

Lateral Thinking is a process that enables everyone to uncover ideas and options that we normally wouldn’t consider in our day to day roles and jobs.

Link to Applied Lateral Thinking - How to help people think outside the box within an Organisation. event
Tuesday, 6th March, 2018
18:30
Faculty of Business and Management, University of Chester, Queen’s Park Campus (Room 009), Handbridge, Chester, CH4 7AD.

This is because our day roles and jobs require us to perform largely on the basis of our expertise and our experience. Lateral Thinking requires neither of these. In fact, as Paul will explain, they are often the things that get in the way.

Globally, the process has proved extremely useful, and is credited with creating products and services ranging from the stand-up toothpaste tube, Pringles Crisps, and the Twix chocolate bar. It increased new quality ideas at ABN AMRO from 60 per year to 600.The Merchant Bank JP Morgan reduced some of its meeting times by over 60%.

Closer to home it is being used to tackle difficult issues the recent recession has thrust upon us, and to breathe life into previously discarded projects.

It has for instance, enabled a Scottish county council to build over 180 new homes with what was previously considered ‘no budget’. A similar workshop gained an 81% approval rating by an English council task force that combats anti-social behaviour…!

All you need to bring along to this workshop is an Open Mind... :-)

Paul McKie, Centre for Work Related Studies.

Faculty of Business and Management, University of Chester, Queen’s Park Campus

(Room 009), Handbridge, Chester, CH4 7AD

Admission: Free

Please book here via Eventbrite

Contact: cwrs@chester.ac.uk  (Fao – Paul McKie) or ring 01244 511878.