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The Devil's Advocate: The Power of Divergent Thinking

The Devil's Advocate: The Power of Divergent Thinking

Course Number
DYNM 551 910
Course Code
DYNM551910
Course Key
66049
Day(s)
Wednesday
Time
5:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor
Prerequisites
Permits for non-DYNM students: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/dynamics/course-permit
Primary Program
Course Note
Category: A; Concentration: LMC. Meeting schedule: Synchronous Wednesdays & 6 Asynchronous sessions Special session: 05/13/2020 to 07/01/2020
Course Description
Short-term or long-term? Us or them? Build or buy? Margin or volume? My way or the highway! Ad infinitum, apparent forced choices--or no choice--and limited perspectives can create costly tugs of war or constricted judgment without our minds (and hearts) and in organization dynamics, persuasive, and often hidden, divergence in thinking offers great opportunity for learning, creativity, and sound decision-making. This course offers several robust, practical techniques for bringing the value of diverse perspectives in politically productive ways to leadership thinking, communications, and organization dynamics.
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