This is a Level Three Program, which requires Level One competencies. Although it is derived from Step 4 of our Strategic Decision Making model, it does not require prior knowledge of SDM.
Many people see constraints as a negative restraint; yet in decision sciences, a constraint is a necessary condition for a successful decision. The key undertaking in using constraints is identifying them; and there are many different sources of constraints. While constraints are used to narrow down our options, they can also be used in a creative way to expand them, if we have no other options to think of.
This program focuses on helping users expand their options.
Solutioning with Constraints
About the Program
Normally suitable for those who have completed the Strategic Decision Making program and want to expand their understanding of a crucial element in strategic decision making.
Who is this for?
To be adept at identifying constraints, and from there, to expand their options.
Outcome of the Program
Sources of constraints
Turning from a negative idea to a positive constraint
Using constraints in decision-making
Expanding options with constraints
Divergent-convergent cycle of constraints
Learning by doing