PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS - Shows you a number of different approaches to solving a problem including making sure it is really your problem, then dealing with it in a way that's appropriate to its relative size and importance
IDEA GENERATION TECHNIQUES - Provides you with methods of generating a large number of potential solutions to a problem from which your 'diamond' solution(s) can be found.
MIND MAPPING - Provides you with a method of identifying the 'root causes' of problems to ensure that you are setting out to solve the 'right' problem
SIX THINKING CAPS - Is based on Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats and provides you with a method of dealing with problems. For example: Clarifying the problem (White Cap). Generating creative / potential solutions (Green Cap). Looking at the positives of each potential solution (Yellow Cap). Looking at the potential pitfalls and dangers of each potential solution (Grey Cap). Getting the emotional / gut feelings about the problems and potential solutions (Red Cap). Overseeing and directing the discussions (Blue Cap).
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY - Provides you with the key elements of solving problems by developing ways to strengthen at what already 'works'; taking a positive view from the start rather than considering what negatives have to be 'fixed'.
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If you haven’t used mind maps before, they are very easy to read. Simply work outwards from the centre along the branches and sub-branches and read each key word or phrase as it grows out from the previous one. This means that as you read the branches growing from the centre towards the left hand side of the page, you will read from right to left, rather than left to right.
You can navigate the map simply by enlarging, moving and scrolling around it. The key facts about each topic will be literally ‘at your fingertips’