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STTS: Think Smart Work Smarter by Tremaine Du Preez

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Cameras, lenses and thinking tools

Everyone on your team might have a different problem-solving approach. This can be time consuming and lead to tension and frustration within the team. What a pity! If teamwork is so powerful because of diversity of ideas, opinions and approaches, how can we turn these frictions into an asset? Team leaders need effective tools to back them up when the going gets tough.

Now try thinking of all the different frames of mind with which you can approach a problem. I have given you four frames of mind to get you started.

How many different frames of mind can you approach a problem with?

1. positive

2. critical

3. creative

4. systematic

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Circle the ones you think are the most important. ...

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