Team building and problem-solving with the “Straw Man proposal” method

There are many ways of solving problems at work: some are scientific and others are more creative, like brainstorming. An interesting proposal to generate shared solutions by stimulating the participation and creativity of all the involved resources has been developed by McKinsey & Company, a worldwide famous consulting firm. The “straw man proposal” method is based on an iterative process…

Improving information sharing by eliminating knowledge management barriers

Knowledge, as several studies have shown, helps to create more innovative, creative and performing teams. In two words, teams that are more competitive. The reason is simple: an improvement in know-how allows people to work more effectively, thanks to the right tools for situation analysis and problem management. The knowledge management barriers Information does not always travel smoothly between people…

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How to apply the Kanban method to Project Management

Project Management has become an increasingly key activity in both large and small companies. Processes and workflows need to be increasingly agile, waste-free and, above all, improvable: constant progress in terms of efficiency, quality, innovation and productivity is a necessity to survive in today’s work environment. By managing projects in the best possible way, it’s easier to identify what works…

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What is critical thinking and how to develop it

Most of our thinking happens automatically and constantly, without any real intellectual engagement. Critical thinking is the exact opposite, as it represents a deliberate act. It’s a mental process that develops through a deep analysis of the available information, examined in detail but also as a whole. This information is selected, synthesised and re-exposed in order to be better communicated…

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