Speed Think Your Way Through It If you’ve been slow thinking your way through a problem and still not ready with any answers or solutions that work, take a break. Then, consider speed thinking your way around it. It is precisely what you reckon it is. You think about it quickly, you dont analyse too much. Why? As Dr Ken Hudson says, “We think in two minute bursts. So the idea is just to start!” Ken is Founder of The Speed Thinking Zone and he came up with this idea based on his work with many managers and leaders at large organisations when he was looking at solving problems with them, in new and different ways. The thing he found : whenever he gave people less time to solve a problem, inevitably, they would often come back with solutions that were fresher and better! In fact, Ken says they usually came back feeling energised by the process. And that is how the concept of Speed Thinking was born.
Speed Think Your Way Through It? 13 Oct 2010
While this method cannot guarantee that you solve your problems, it does help by opening you up to many perspectives before you’ve had the time to shut it down mentally. This approach seeks to get you into the moment, immersing yourself completely in whatever issue you are looking at. We know that many times this is one of the hardest things to achieve, when we have our attention pulled or diverted by emails, phone calls, meetings, deadlines etc.
Nothing to lose, give it a go. There’s a piece of software to help you kickstart. Enjoy something new!