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Problem Solving and Decision Making for Researchers

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Presenter: Dr Adrian West, Company of Mind

“All life is problem solving” said Karl Popper. Every day we're solving problems without needing to think much about them. But as we move on in our careers, from undergraduate, to postgraduate and beyond, the problems get bigger, longer, harder, and involve more people, and more responsibility. And because of your qualifications you're expected to have developed skills as a problem solver, and be able to communicate to others what your strategy for solving a problem is.

Making decisions in our personal lives can be hard enough at times: we can be too hasty, or paralysed by indecision. This becomes more significant in professional work. The quality of the decisions we make, especially with others involved, determines our enjoyment, and our futures - the choices that we make, rather than the risks that we take.
At this event we will take time to focus on these topics, look at problem solving in its wider context, decision making and the factors involved in making better quality decisions (and why we make bad decisions), as well as making sure we attend to the issues associated with other people being a significant factor in the problem arena, and decision making task.

Facilitator: Dr Adrian West, Company of Mind
Dr Adrian West co-founded the shared virtual reality research group at the University of Manchester. He has held UK and EU research grants, leading both Technology and Psychology contributions, and has also been an expert reviewer in technology for the European Commission. He went on to lead a team of engineers at a U.S. Venture capital funded technology company which was sold off to IBM in 2008. Adrian has been Research Director for The Edward de Bono Foundation which specialises in thinking as a skill and has inspired over 200 cross-discipline innovation teams in academia and industry. His research interest in perception and thinking developed into Company of Mind, which facilitates thinking skills for corporations, Government bodies, and Universities. He is routinely voted best Lecturer by technology students, and by business leaders when he presents on innovation and thinking skills.

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What you have taught me today was invaluable and has equipped me to challenge my perspectives and thought trajectories with concepts both in academia as well as in everyday life. The material you provided was clear, intelligible and intellectually stimulating and has now developed my ability to think in a systematic way, something which I had found very difficult up until this point.” Timmion Skervin, Doctoral Researcher.

Thanks a lot, it was very inspirational to find new ways to think about problems in uncommon and practical ways”. Participant, 21st Century Researcher Conference, University of Manchester

"Dr. West is a fabulous speaker – he really puts the concepts across so well." Research Staff delegate, Career workshop for EDU, Liverpool University


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