Decision Making – Use Your BRAIN

Decisions can be tough sometimes. In today’s fast paced world we’re often put under pressure to make very quick decisions. We may even put ourselves under this pressure, mainly when we’ve got a lot to do and not a great deal of time to do it. Taking time to make decisions may feel like you’re … Read more

5 Whys – A Problem Solving Technique

The 5 Whys is a question asking technique used to determine the root cause of a problem. The 5 in the title suggests it should take no more than 5 questions to get to the root cause of the problem. Developed by the founder of Toyota Sakichi Toyoda, the 5 Whys Technique is used in problem … Read more

Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) is a step by step process management method used for the continuous improvement of products and processes. Also known as the Deming Cycle or the Shewhart Cycle, Plan-Do-Check-Act is a four step process that helps review current processes and identify improvements that can be made. Although the cycle won’t do these things alone, it … Read more

Hurson’s Productive Thinking Model

Hurson’s Productive Thinking Model – developed by Canadian author Tim Hurson is a structured approach to solving problems or generating creative ideas. Being creative in probing solving allows you to understand issues surrounding problems and will help you to find the best solution. Hurson’s Productive Thinking Model can help you to be more creative when … Read more

Appreciative Inquiry – A Problem Solving Technique

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a model for analysis, decision-making and creating change within organisations. It’s about the search for the best in people or an organisation. When things aren’t going to plan, it’s easy to start looking at all of the things that are going wrong and considering what can be done to fix them. … Read more