THE POWER OF
SLOW THINKING (CERTIFICATE)
1- or 2-DAY SESSION
"Based on the multiple input from Over the Fence, we have established "Slow Thinking" - in combination with the Project Canvas - as a project management method that is going to get the leading approach for all projects in our house."
WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?This workshop is a leadership journey for all leaders - with or without an organizational authority to lead.
WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP GOOD FOR?This workshop will equip you with the tools and techniques of “slow thinking”. Based on this, you will develop your personal capacity to navigate through uncertainty and lead better decision-making in the VUCA world – particularly but not only when starting a new initiative. You will learn to avoid selective perception and unwanted group thinking and the related negative effects. The first drives us into energy-sapping and unproductive discussions. The other leads to decisions that are mediocre or completely removed from reality.
WHY USE "SLOW THINKING"?In his bestseller "Thinking, Fast and Slow", Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman describes in clear, deft detail the two opposing “systems” in our thinking:
System 1 – Fast, automatic, always active, emotional, unaware
System 2 – Slow, strenuous, seldom active, logical, calculating, aware
Fast and intuitive thinking is our standard mode of perception. It functions faultless in a totally familiar environment - but only there. All situations that aren't absolute routine for all actors demand the opposite mode of thought. Novel projects and initiatives are such situations. If we perform our default mode of thinking in novel projects, we will almost certainly produce unwanted effects. Selective perception and premature group thinking are the most dramatic. That's why novel projects and initiatives require slow thinking!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARNYou will understand and practice the principles and techniques of a levelheaded information analyses that will help
- prevent time-stealing and unproductive discussions,
- avoid thinking errors when beginning complex initiatives,
- increase decision quality, not only but especially within interdisciplinary groups.
Most importantly, you will understand that slow thinking is counter-intuitive – it’s not what we ordinarily do. Thus, a conscious change is needed. This change means for every leader first and foremost working on yourself. This work comprises for levels:
- L1: Your personal attitude
- L2: Before a new project or initiative
- L3: Before a meeting
- L4: In a meeting
In the training, you will learn techniques to develop your personal capacity on each level and thus utilize the power of slow thinking for your initiatives.