MentalWORKS: Thinking for Results

 

This program delivers the skills to challenge and broaden your perspectives and increase your capacity for learning and discovery.

Your ability to learn more effectively will help you to improve your ability to solve personal and professional challenges while increasing your decision-making effectiveness.

Your thinking drives your results. The way you think and see the world is what keeps you from discovering and exploring any number of competing realities. Your perceptions or “mental models” are comprised of the stories, interpretations, and assumptions you hold that influence your behavior and create your results. Unfortunately, your “mental models” are not always accurate or complete, so your results suffer.

What Keeps You Up At Night?

  • Lack of innovation and creativity in addressing ever-increasing challenges and problems

  • People who approach problems with a “that’s-the-way-we’ve-always-done-it” mentality

  • Resistance to change in the face of an ever-changing business environment

  • Individuals and teams who continue to engage in endless and hopeless debate rather than make a decision

  • Constant rework, decreased efficiency, and ongoing customer frustration

  • Avoidance and rejection of those individuals who think differently than everyone else

  • Spending time, energy and resources achieving the wrong results

  • Individuals' failure to confront and understand the competing priorities required in successful project plans

If these scenarios or similar ones describe the nature of the critical thinking challenges in your business, we can help.

MentalWORKS—The Critical Thinking Program

Your ability to assess the accuracy of your thinking and to expand your perspective and understanding of business challenges is crucial to your success in business and in your personal life. People who can’t recognize the nature of their thinking or identify their assumptions struggle to solve problems and make decisions that move their businesses forward in a timely manner.

This program will help you discover how you think and how you create the results you are currently getting. You will also learn how to enhance your learning and discovery skills by applying five critical thinking skills to your personal or professional challenges.

Key Course Objectives

Because of increasing competition, change, and uncertainty, there has never been a more important time to learn to think more effectively in making decisions and solving problems.

You can expect the MentalWORKS training to increase your personal awareness of your mental models and your thinking process while you develop practical skills to increase your personal and professional problem solving effectiveness to:

  • Analyze and understand the intricacies of complex problems

  • Identify and prioritize criteria for making difficult decisions

  • Generate more effective and innovative solutions for current challenges

  • Learn and apply a systematic implementation plan for achieving results

  • Enhance individual initiative and innovations in solving problems

  • Recognize the inaccurate or incomplete assumptions and paradigms behind your approach to solving problems

  • Learn and practice five critical thinking skills to enhance your success

Learning Process

The learning process mixes theory, practice of specific skills, experiential exercises, video examples, and self-assessment to provide participants with a multi-faceted approach to learning. Time is also allowed in an interactive format for participants to apply the skills they have learned to current business.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to expand their intellectual capacity to think critically, be more open, improve their ability to learn, make better decisions, solve problems more efficiently, and manage performance more effectively will benefit from this course.

Course Length

2-day or 1-day programs are available.

What’s Next?

To discover how MentalWORKS®: Thinking for Results can help you or your organization, call 1-801-491-5010 or email us at info@dialogueworks.com.