Let me tell you a real life story. A well-known shoe brand was seeking to expand its market reach to another country. So they decided to appoint a project manager (let’s call him Tade) to supervise this project. Tade was required to travel to this new country, do some research and then set up a team of people to work with him in bringing this organization’s goal to life.
Upon Tade’s arrival at the new country, he realized that the natives didn’t wear shoes. They had not been exposed to any form of footwear so they went about barefooted. This was a big challenge for Tade; his thoughts were on how he would sell a product in a place with no existing market or interest?
Tade decided to call the head office and inform them that the planned expansion couldn’t work in this country as there was no market for the company’s products. He decided to return back to his home country.
One year later, the organization decided to send another staff (let’s call him Ayo) to the same country to carry out the same project that had been assigned to Tade.
On arrival, Ayo met the same situation that Tade did, but had a different interpretation. He saw what Tade termed a “problem” as an opportunity to be maximized for profit making.
Ayo came up with a marketing strategy and excitedly reached out to the head office to request for more shoes, as there was a huge market with no competition, in this new location.
From this story, you can see how two staff were faced with the same situation but each had a different interpretation which ultimately impacted their outcomes. What differentiates them is the problem solving orientation which Ayo had but Tade lacked. As an employer of labor, will you like a Tade or an Ayo on your team?
Every employer desires to have Ayos as team members and leaders. Consequently, Problem Solving and Decision Making are skills that should be learned by every professional and business owner.
It is interesting to note that Complex Problem Solving was listed as the most on – demand skill in 2015 in the Future of Work report by the World Economic Forum. This skill remained number one in the 2020 listing. Indeed, the 21st century is characterized by rapid change and complexities. In response, businesses must empower their people with the relevant analytical and critical thinking skills needed to solve problems, innovate and make decisions.
When delivering the course, we leverage the Accelium game-based solution to teach participants how to approach problems systematically – analyze them, break them down into smaller parts, and identify the main elements that require attention. With regards to decision making, participants’ will learn how to make a habit of thinking creatively, and find the balance between a proactive approach and reactiveness, while optimally utilizing limited resources.
We are a firm of management consultants with a peculiar skill for assisting our clients achieve superior performance in their business. We do this by inspiring and empowering their people to achieve superlative results.
We provide Corporate Training, Consulting and Coaching interventions. Our forte is Emotional Intelligence, Corporate Culture Infusion, Personal Effectiveness & Workforce Activation with particular focus on the areas of Customer Service Delivery, Peak Performance, Life & Executive Coaching.
We are an accredited training service provider with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Our management consultants are certified with certifications ranging from Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP), NCFE UK Coaching, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from the International Council for Managing Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), Fellow of the International Management Consultants Certification Board (FIMCB), Clarity4Daccreditation, Accelium game-based learning accreditation etc.
One of the things that stands us out is the ability to ignite behavioural change. Indeed, our clients have repeatedly commended our ability to achieve this outcome with their staff. Also, we believe learning should be fun and interactive, hence we adopt gamification, role plays, videos, indoor and outdoor activities, and highly engaging slide driven presentations, during our training sessions.