Webinar: The Zen of Problem Solving: The Path of No Resistance

There are solutions to some people problems that from an outside perspective look like magic. Do one small, simple thing, and large, seemingly intractable problems vanish. In reality, getting to the point where the ‘little simple thing’ becomes visible to the problem solver is sometimes a long, painful and poorly marked path. But this should not deter us from trying to discover where these magical solutions hide out.

In this presentation, Peter de Jager will look at a number of problems and solutions and attempt to find an underlying pattern that unites them. In doing so, he’ll endeavour to craft a perspective that can be applied broadly. If he’s successful, we’ll all have gained something useful that we can use with our current problems. And if not, then at the very least we’ll know enough to know the next place to look in developing our zen approach to problem solving.

With change management as Peter’s background, it’s no surprise that he frames people problems as change problems. What can we ‘change’ so that the ‘problem’ melts away? Since he’s avowedly lazy, he also seeks out the path that requires the least change in order to bring about the largest positive outcome.

Join Peter as he bravely blends ideas from TRIZ, morphological analysis, the work of Tufte and Senge, pattern matching, force-field analysis and—because he doesn’t have a kitchen sink handy—Rock’s SCARF model. All this and more in less than an hour.

As always, spread the word to those who might be interested in this webinar. You’re welcome to point entire associations, companies and small countries to these links. You would be doing us a favour if you did pass this note around a little bit.

This webinar series is a de Jager & Co and Interthink Consulting production.

Join us on 31 May 2016:

  • 10:00 AM MST/12:00 PM EST – Click here to register
  • 4:00 PM MST/6:00 PM EST – Click here to register

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