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Strategies for Decision Making

Applying the 21 Synectics Steps

The need for thinking and problem­solving skills dominates our lives. Individuals must analyze problems in the workplace, at school, as a parent, and in many other daily situations. You have an opportunity to practice your problem­solving skills through this assignment.

Assignment:  Select one problem from the following list or define your own problem. 

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just descriptions of your ideas. What is important for this assignment is your ability to generate ideas.

Number your ideas 1 through 21. Generate 21 ideas about solving it, using the 21 Synectics steps listed below:

Note: The 21 Synectics steps were developed by SynecticsWorld, inc.

Invention Labs & Workshops |  Synecticsworld. (n.d.).  Synecticsworld. Retrieved May 23, 2012, from http://synecticsworld.com/invention­labs­workshops/http://synecticsworld.com/invention-labs-workshops/

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Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria 40 Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts 20 Clearly present well­reasoned ideas and concepts 30 Mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling that affects clarity, and citation of sources as needed           

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