The Back of the Napkin - Solving Problems With Pictures

SIM Professional Development

How long?

  • 2 days
  • in person

SIM Professional Development

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Who should attend

  • Level 3 - New Managers
  • Level 4 - Manager - seeking to enhance their performance by solving their everyday business and operational problems more effectively and selling the solutions.

About the course

Visual thinking is using our innate ability to see; both with our eyes and our minds eye to discover previously invisible ideas, develop those ideas in a rapid and intuitive way, and then share those ideas with other people in a way they simply get.

Any problem can be made clearer with a picture, and any picture can be created using a set of tools and the rules for its use. The core of The Back of The Napkin programme is learning to use the Visual Problem-solving Toolkit - a powerful new way of looking at problems and their solutions.

This is a highly participative and interactive workshop. Participants will learn through short lectures, hands-on exercises, live study cases, group discussions and experience sharing, presentations and feedback.

Benefits to You

Business Outcomes

  • Solutions to everyday work problems leading to enhance performance of their operating units
  • Business ideas and strategies leading to higher productivity and increase top and bottom line performance of their organisations

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn a whole new way of looking at business problems more quickly, understanding them more intuitively, addressing them more confidently, and conveying results to others more rapidly.
  • Learn to solve problems with pictures.
  • Learn how to think visually - how to look better - how to see sharper - how to imagine further - how to show newly discovered ideas.

Programme Outline

  • Visual Thinking – What is – Why
  • The Visual Thinking Toolkit – What does it contain
  • Using the Built-in Tools
    • The eyes
    • The mind’s eye
    • The hands & eyes
  • The Visual Thinking Problem-solving Process

Looking

  • “Whoever is best able …. is the person most likely to solve it.”
  • “Whoever draws the best picture …”
  • Active looking: The Four Rules To

Seeing

  • “We can’t solve a problem we can’t see ….”
  • The 6x6 Rule of seeing - Which problem? Which picture? Which …?
  • The right picture for any problem

Imagining

  • “Those who see the possibilities, win”
  • Meet the SQVID
  • Exploring the breadth of an idea
  • Practical lessons in applied visual imagination.

Showing

  • “The more human the picture…”
  • Why seeing is believing
  • Putting it together
  • Drawing conclusions

Experts

Goh Ai Yat

Entrepreneur, Educator, Trainer/Coach, Storyteller, Artist Ai Yat advocates for agility at work and in business to succeed in an ever-changing environment. She challenges students, professionals, and entrepreneurs to be highly marketable and business driven, and make decisions that are not only...

The Back of the Napkin - Solving Problems With Pictures at SIM Professional Development

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