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Creative and Lateral Thinking

Creative and Lateral Thinking


Duration 1 day 

This workshop explores the concepts and techniques of creative thinking and examines their application to business situations. 

The programme adopts a practical approach so that the delegates will engage in a variety of exercises and problems, which illustrate the concepts and ideas under consideration


Course Content

  • How We Think




Pattern formation

Vertical thinking

The concept of lateral thinking

Other forms of creative thinking


  • The Uses of Lateral Thinking

The Generation of New Ideas

Problem Solving

Decision and Choice


The Prevention of Polarisation and Sharp Divisions


  • Techniques of Lateral Thinking

The Generation of Alternatives

Challenging Assumptions

The Suspension of Judgement

Analysis of Ideas

Fractionation and Reversal


Entry Points and Attention Areas

Random Stimulation

Re-examining Labels

New Language


  • Six Hat Thinking

What it is and how it can be used


  • Applications of Creative Thinking

Creativity, Design and Innovation

Improvement, Review and Productivity

Communication and Negotiation

Team Building and Meetings

Problem Solving and the Resolution of Crises

Decision-Making and Evaluation

Action Planning and Implementation