Thinking tools and methods of the past do not guarantee
a useful understanding of the future or success in dealing
with its challenges...
Traditional thinking is based on argument and analysis. This
type of thinking is derived from the philosophy and work of
three Greek thinkers - Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. These
individuals lived over 2000 years ago, and the traditional
thinking based on their ideas has not changed for centuries.
While these tools remain extremely powerful, they were developed
to deal with a relatively stable and unchanging world. Thus,
they are no longer sufficient to deal with todays rapidly
changing world, where new concepts and ideas are fundamental
to maintaining sustainable competitiveness and effectively
dealing with todays complex and dynamic challenges.
Traditional thinking methods (argument and analysis) are
reactionary in nature. Traditionally, time and effort is spent
arguing about and around existing alternatives. Argument is
useless in the design process. Traditional thinking methods
are not constructive. They do not harness creative and design
energies. In our current environment there is a huge need
to design new possibilities and solutions.
MINDSTORM offers training, tools, techniques and facilitation
to allow individuals and organizations to:
- Enhance problem solving skills.
- Design organizational strategies beyond cost cutting and
- Redefine a business.
- Create value for customers and clients.
- Develop new or enhance existing products, services and
- Design a more innovative organization. Organizations which
cannot innovative will perish.
- Utilize the minds of employees, an institutions
most powerful asset.