analytical thinking techniques and approachesWhich Structured System for Problem-Solving do You Use?

 

Many of us "muddle along" in our thinking - jumping from one impulsive reaction to the next
 
Some of us let "playing it safe" dominate our action plans...

...but when stakes are high and with other people affected "getting results" is what really  counts!

Some of us are bolder, more confident, we have a good track record - but are we straying into recklessness?
 

As foot and mouth disease, swine fever and other farm animal disease outbreaks have shown, a clear analysis of available information followed by swift planning and implementation are vital to success, but all is lost if we do not also pay attention to communicating our actions and strategies powerfully to others. Failure to do this produces resistance, obstruction and thwarting of our best-laid plans.
Manipulative control of how much people know and what conclusions they should draw ("spin-doctoring") is a recipe for proliferation of mistrust, suspicion and scepticism.

We return to communication and presentation of ideas and plans in a moment, but first some examples of the structured thinking and perception systems we can use...

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