What We Do - OVERVIEW
Delivering training, facilitated workshops and consultancy for improving the performance of your employees, projects and programmes.
Creative Thinking; Creative & Structured Problem Solving and Decision Making Training.
Facilitated workshops for Sales,Marketing,Strategy, Product Management, Performance Improvement and Problem Solving Teams, Using Team Planning techniques we work with teams tackling a current business issue / opportunity, delivering plans for implementation that the team owns and commits to.
What We Do - Creative Thinking
We Help You Win
What We Do - Problem Solving Training
We deliver programmes in creative and structured problem solving and decision making.
Programmes are highly interactive and suitable for all levels of personnel. They can be varied in length from bite sized sessions to half, one, two or three day courses – content and length being tailored to your needs.
Creative Problem Solving
We focus on process, tools and techniques for tackling business opportunities and solving business problems and improving existing products, services and processes - Delivered by an experienced trainer and facilitator with practical experience of using the techniques on real business issues.
Structured Problem Solving
With structured problem solving the focus is on understanding the problem and finding the root cause. Often when the root cause is identified the solution is obvious.
Students learn a structured problem solving process, the appropriate tools and techniques for understanding the problem, collecting and analysing data, finding root causes, looking for alternative solutions and planning and managing implementation.
Decision Making Training
How do you Choose?
During the life of a project collaborative teams will find several occasions when they have to make a decision that could affect the level of success or failure of the whole programme.
This means they need a range of techniques to suit the decision scenario, know how to apply them and reach consensus, whilst avoiding ‘Groupthink’.
“Its amazing what you can achieve if you are all pulling in the same direction at the same time.”
‘F16 Teams’ © & Team Planning facilitated workshops to address pressing business issues and opportunities in Sales,Marketing Business Strategy, Product Management and Problem Solving / Business Performance Improvement.
Decision Making Training
We can help you win.
Decision Making for Problem Solving Teams
This problem solving decision making training can be a standalone course or a module in the Creative Thinking, Creative Problem Solving and Structured Problem Solving courses. It can be varied in length from bite sized sessions and short seminars to half and one day programmes to meet your needs. When run as a standalone programme it includes some content from the other modules.
Similar, but not the same.
Being able to choose between alternatives - recognising differences, important characteristics, benefits and drawbacks, prioritising and selecting - is a key skill for all problem solving for business and performance improvement initiatives.
Duration: One Day
Cost (In-house only) £770 + VAT and expenses
How, Why,When Do We Decide
Team Decision Making
More Complex Methods
Improving Failed Ideas
PROBLEM SOLVING CUSTOMERS - WHAT THEY SAY
Problem Solving Workshops - What They say
Harry Summerton, Sales Director
“Initially our chances were very slim, due to the excellent response and follow-up we gave we won through. The sale was a very strategic gain for us.”, after team planning workshops were used to win a strategically important major sales bid.
Brian Brown, Systems Engineering Director
"If these are the results we can expect from the workshops; you can run them as often as you think necessary - no further authorisation is required.", after a team planning workshop to resolve issues around a product development programme.
Tony Klepacz, Member of VP's staff
"This is definitely work which exceeded expectations. In my opinion the results of this (strategy) meeting will be seen in the future success of the product set throughout the telecommunications industry.", after team planning workshop to develop a new product sales and marketing strategy.
Problem Solving Courses - Executive Comments
“Good communication with the students. It provides tips and new techniques for us to think and explore our minds on the possibilities and risks before we make any decisions or try to solve problems.”
"Very good, intense and dynamic, gave me a different perspective to address problems and come up with solutions that will work."
"Very good. Knowledgeable, well presented. Opens-up new options for decision making and analysing problems."
“Complements my work in project management and gives a business perspective to problem solving."
“Speaker’s knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and patience were excellent. It is a pleasure to listen to him and he is also very friendly.”
Who We Are
Lead Consultant and Trainer Roy O’Neil
Roy is an experienced business consultant and trainer. Previously working in leading international organisations he was a European Marketing Director, International Product Manager (2 years USA based) and successful Salesman. He has worked in Operations, Product Development and Customer Services. In these roles Roy applied the problem solving and team planning techniques to real business issues, leading many cross functional / cross organisational teams to develop winning plans and strategies.
A specialist in problem solving and team planning techniques, Roy gained his business experience in leading international IT organisations. He has a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Systems.
Roy's combination of international business experience, consulting assignments and applying creative problem solving and team planning techniques to real business issues means Roy is uniquely placed to help companies develop their people, co-ordinate their planning and implementation activities and achieve business performance improvements.
Programmes are delivered internationally and have been delivered in the UK, mainland Europe, USA and Far East.
For training courses it is a case of getting the balance right and matching the training course to the problem solving team and their problem types - we deliver courses and workshops tailored to the needs of your business and your problem solving teams.
In addition to training courses we deliver facilitated problem solving workshops - facilitating business performance improvement and problem solving teams developing business opportunities - generating solutions and plans owned and committed to by your people - delivering innovation and creating competitive advantage by looking beyond the obvious & posing the question “What if …?