GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES
Can groups really solve problems? It has been said that two heads are better than one. If that be the case, why not add four or five more? We all know the reason why not. The reason is that more than two heads becomes a committee. The definition of a committee is the unable, elected by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary. I have even been told that a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee. How then can we best make use of our staff to solve the problems facing our organization? The problem in most committees is not that they do not have the intellect necessary to solve the problem, but rather they do not have the organizational tools needed such as creative thinking, team building skills, and ways in which to break old habits that cause friction. This course provides guidelines to the participants for making successful group decisions. It emphasizes team play and the important contribution of each individual to the ultimate solution. Committees can be valuable and productive if the process is controlled. "Group Problem Solving Techniques" is a program that will help you to control and direct the creativity of your staff.
Topics will be presented by short talks, group discussions, practical workshops, and selected films (as applicable).
Copyright ©2014 - William N. Hodges
Hodges Seminars International
All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, scanning, telecommunicating, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the author, except for inclusion of brief quotations in a review or research project, where the author is recognized or where material is being used for review of program.
This site created and maintained by Mastering Technology, Inc.