Devil's Advocate: The Power of Divergent Thinking
DYNM 5510 910
Short-term or long-term? Us or them? Build or buy? Margin or volume? My way or the highway! Ad infinitum, apparent forced choices--or no choice--and limited perspectives can create costly tugs of war or constricted judgment without our minds (and hearts) and in organization dynamics, persuasive, and often hidden, divergence in thinking offers great opportunity for learning, creativity, and sound decision-making. This course offers several robust, practical techniques for bringing the value of diverse perspectives in politically productive ways to leadership thinking, communications, and organization dynamics. This course meets from May 17th-June 28th synchronously and also contains asynchronous content. Permission requests from Non-DYNM students: please include a brief job description.
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