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Lateral Thinking

Overview of Lateral Thinking Training

Lateral Thinking™ tools and techniques are the classic “out of the box” thinking that every business strives for nowadays.

Lateral Thinking seeks a solution to a stubborn problem through unorthodox methods that would normally be ignored by logical thinking. Lateral thinking techniques encourage thinkers to disrupt logical thought and arrive at the solutions from another angle.

Lateral Thinking training will teach you how to think creatively, turn problems into opportunities, find alternative solutions, & dramatically increase your number of new and practical ideas using unconventional thinking techniques normally untapped by our usual ways of thinking.

True Lateral Thinking is the most proven and effective way to deliberately and consciously produce new ideas on demand. Everyone has the potential to be creative – but only if they are taught the skills.

Lateral Thinking training is now accessible for entire organisations or teams to tap into the full potential of your people to be creative.

The Lateral Thinking Tools

Alternatives How to use concepts as a breeding ground for new ideas. Sometimes we do not look beyond the obvious alternatives. 
Focus When and how to change the focus of your thinking. You will learn the discipline of defining your focus and sticking to it. 
Challenge Breaking free from the limits of traditional thinking. With challenges, we act as though the present way of doing things is not necessarily the best. 
Random Entry Using unconnected input to open up new lines of thinking. 
Provocation & Movement Generating provocative statements and using them to build new ideas. 
Harvesting Capturing your creative output. At the end of a creative-thinking session, we normally only take note of the specific ideas that seem practical and have obvious value. 
Treatment Of Ideas How to develop ideas and shape them to fit an organization or situation. 


Benefits of Lateral Thinking:

  • Develop better idea generation and problem solving ability
  • Gain competitive advantage by being vastly more innovative
  • Constructively challenge current thinking and see new opportunities
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