A fresh and inventive framework for making creative but sound decisions in business
Traditional thinking habits of businesses need to be greatly improved. Analysis and judgement are no longer enough to make important corporate decisions; you can analyse the past but you have to design the future. Corporate decisions depend on values. Disputes and conflicts often arise because of a clash of those values; each party in the dispute wants to pursue its own values, often at the expense of the other party. It is therefore essential that companies, managers and employees have a full understanding of the values of everyone involved to design a way forward that benefits all parties.
From the bestselling author of How to Have a Beautiful Mind and Six Thinking Hats, this groundbreaking book provides a basis for value assessment, an essential tool in decision-making for 21st century corporations. De Bono demonstrates that values come into all areas of thinking, behaviour and decision-making and outlines a framework to focus employees' attention on a variety of values including human values, organisational values, cultural values and perceptual values. By introducing a scoring system to rate different values as strong, sound, weak or remote de Bono helps readers to prioritise and make executive decisions that count.
“Edward doesn't just think. He is a one-man global industry, whose work is gospel in government, universities, schools, corporates and even prisons all over the world”
“The master of creative thinking”
Independent on Sunday
“Edward de Bono is a cult figure in developing tricks to sharpen the mind”
“Edward de Bono is a toolmaker, his tools have been fashioned for thinking, to make more of the mind”
“de Bono's work may be the best thing going in the world today”
George Gallup, originator of the Gallup Poll
“The guru of clear thinking”