Creative Thinking and Problem Finding Underlie Optimal Decision Making

Creative Thinking and Problem Finding Underlie Optimal Decision Making

Robert Thierauf (Xavier University, USA) and James Hoctor (The Kroger Company, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-016-5.ch002
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Abstract

• To explore rethinking creative thinking in terms of what needs to be done organizationally over time • To look at the various creative techniques that are useful to decision makers • To explore the use of problem finding from the standpoint of turning problems into opportunities • To examine how problem finding can assist in expanding the wisdom of decision makers

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Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
To explore the importance of the question, what needs to be done, for today and tomorrow • To examine the difference between conventional wisdom... Sample PDF
Introduction to Optimal KM/WM Systems
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Chapter 2
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To explore rethinking creative thinking in terms of what needs to be done organizationally over time • To look at the various creative techniques... Sample PDF
Creative Thinking and Problem Finding Underlie Optimal Decision Making
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Chapter 3
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To explore future computer technology that will assist in the development of optimal KM/WM systems • To look at business process management for... Sample PDF
Computer Storage and Networking Found in Optimal KM/WM Systems
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Chapter 4
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To show the importance of computer software to connect “points of wisdom” in a typical company • To underscore the changing nature of computer... Sample PDF
Computer Software Found in Optimal KM/WM Systems
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Chapter 5
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To examine the importance of the KISS principle in the development and implementation of optimal KM/WM systems • To explore the need to take a... Sample PDF
Development and Implementation of Optimal KM/WM Systems
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Chapter 6
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To contrast conventional wisdom with an enlarged view of connecting “points of wisdom” for corporate planning activities • To examine those... Sample PDF
Optimal KM/WM Systems in Corporate Planning
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Chapter 7
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To contrast conventional wisdom with an enlarged view of wisdom underlying marketing operations • To examine areas that lend themselves to... Sample PDF
Optimal KM/WM Systems in Marketing
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Chapter 8
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To contrast conventional wisdom with an enlarged view of wisdom for financial activities • To examine the important factors underlying the... Sample PDF
Optimal KM/WM Systems in Finance
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Chapter 9
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To examine conventional wisdom versus an enlarged view of connecting manufacturing “points of wisdom” for what needs to be done over time • To set... Sample PDF
Optimal KM/WM Systems in Manufacturing
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Chapter 10
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To take a last look at creative thinking and problem finding that underlies “what needs to be done” in a typical optimal KM/WM system • To tie in... Sample PDF
Real-World Optimal KM/WM System Applications
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Chapter 11
Robert Thierauf, James Hoctor
• To explore a fourth-dimensional view as a requirement for a true optimal KM/WM system • To look at the future developments of computer storage... Sample PDF
Future Developments That Impact Optimal KM/WM Systems
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