Piyush Singh

Want an effective and productive meeting every time, use ‘TOM’

Meetings are important part of our work, but meetings can also become tedious and counterproductive if they are unorganized or mismanaged. Use this simple discipline to ensure an effective and productive meeting every time in your teams and organization. I call it ‘TOM’. Time: Time every meeting for 30 minutes or less. If the organizer …

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Use ‘6 thinking hats’ to bring-out divergent thinking and solutions

6 thinking hats (by Edward de Bono) It is a role-playing model for effective decision making and problem solving. This methodology is based on the premise that different personality types (optimist/pessimist/analytical etc.) think differently and therefore provide different perspective to the same problem/challenge. Process: Assign a specific hat (colour) to each member Each member looks …

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Charrette method for solving multiple problems in a short time

What if you have a large team and want to solve multiple problem in a very limited time? Use the Charette method Procedure: Choose problems (multiple) for discussion ► Make sub-groups of the entire team (>15 people) ►  Assign a problem to each sub-group for ideation ►  Each sub-group chooses a recorder who will record all …

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The Stepladder technique for decision-making

Stepladder is an effective decision-making technique. It ensures that each member of the team gets equal opportunity to present their views and ideas, leading to effective group decision whilst preventing groupthink.   Process: Explain the challenge clearly to the entire team. Give some time for everyone to gather their thoughts. Now, start with just two …

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Starbursting

Starbursting is a brainstorming technique which encourages asking questions, rather providing answers or ideas. Use: It is very useful when you are trying to start or enhance something – new project, new product, new service, new features etc. Process: It is a very simple process. Everyone in the team is asked to come up with …

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Google says empathy is the skill of the future. So what exactly is empathy?

Empathy is the ability to understand and feel what another person is experiencing. Empathy is different from sympathy, which is about ‘feeling for’ someone. Empathy on the other hand is about ‘feeling with’ someone. It is a big difference. Being empathetic is essential for both personal and professional lives. However, it is not easy if …

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How to initiate with establishing the culture of corporate innovation

Innovation is not just important, but essential for any organization. In this article, I attempt to highlight the significant things that you need to do to initiate the journey of innovation for your organization. Before we begin, there are two fundamental things regarding innovation that we all must understand – A. Irrespective of the size and nature of …

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