Monday, November 30, 2015

Have You Ever Heard Of A Simplicity Tool?

Do you have processes that are complicated and hard to follow or execute? Above is a video that gives a brief introduction to the Edward de Bono Simplicity Tool. A few of the benefits of using Simplicity are the following:
  • Reduce the duplication of efforts to increase ROI
  • Remove age-old roadblocks and barriers, which will increase employee and customer satisfaction
  • Free your employees to think through new ideas more quickly, leading them to faster market innovations

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

From the de Bono Consulting Team!

The holidays can be a hectic time of the year for everyone and a lot of arguments can arise within family conversations. So during this holiday season when the heated arguments arise, remember your de Bono Training and use it to turn the family arguments into productive conversations. Who knows this might be the best Thanksgiving Season ever. As Edward de Bono said,

"A discussion should be a genuine attempt to explore a subject rather than a battle between competing egos.” 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lateral Thinking In Use!

Recently, Michael Geller wrote an article entitled, Creative Thinking Required For Affordable Housing. In the article, Geller talks about the lack of affordable housing in Vancouver due to running out of land and the struggle the city is having with developing more affordable housing. The author Geller is calling out for the city to use Edward de Bono's creative thinking tools.

Geller's favorite de Bono technique is captured in this quote,

"When a fish processing company invited him [Edward de Bono] to advise it on how it could more effectively remove fish from the bones, he suggested it focus on removing the bones from the fish."

Based on this way of thinking, Geller presents several ways of adding affordable housing or as he looks at it, "we’re just not making the best use of the land we already have."

So the questions are raised,

What is your problem?
Will you use de Bono technique's, to find a better answer?

By de Bono Consulting

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Where did "Think Outside the Box" come from?

Many people use the famous phrase "Think Outside the Box" in their everyday speech. In fact, you probably use this phrase often when you need to solve a problem and do not have a viable solution in front of you. What process do you use or how do you "Think Outside the Box" within your organization? 

At de Bono Consulting, we like to use multiple different Lateral Thinking Tools to push our thinking outside of the box. However, we are always interested in Other Peoples Views on how to think creatively. So let us know how you think creatively? 

Were you able to connect all 9 Dots using only 4 lines?