as well as your results are responsible for your thinking... Read more
Designed as a multi-stakeholder process, strategy has been a careful deliberation based on maximum information. This model no longer fits into our volatile, dynamic and disruptive time. Ourmodel provides adaptive facilitation of your strategy.
Ourmodel provides individuals and groups with an intuitive toolbox of rational thinking processes. The tools visualise thinking processes and can be applied in technical environments, as well as on business related issues.
Agile Principles in Daily Business - When Was the Last Time You Used Your Skateboard?
When do you propel forward with swift kicks? When do you slow down to maintain balance? How do you navigate obstacles and appropriately adjust to the terrain? As with skateboarding, the introduction of agile organisational methods in business can be challenging.Read more
… or why developing your organisational structure around personalities is a killer ... Yes, in an ideal world, the management team gets along very well, complements and supports each other and aligns the efforts to achieve the strategic goals of the company in a effective manner. However, different personalities and leadership styles can easily lead to frictions between the members of an executive team. What can the CEO do when he realises tensions between individual members of his top team? Rearranging responsibilities and changing the organisational structure looks like a solution - but does this really make sense?
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… or how to treat your strategic top priority projects ... Many organisations find themselves in a situation where they have THE most important project. A project of high strategic importance and value which has the potential to be THE game changer, a huge milestone towards a new strategic direction. Often these large strategic projects deal with challenges like „developing and establishing an integrated IT system (ERP) across a global organisation“, „develop a new, revolutionary brand“ or „change the core business of an international organisation“. Among project managers, these projects are often called „500 pound“ or „silverback Gorilla“, not as a hint to the weight of the project manager, but as an indication that this project is expected to be treated seriously. If you are in a room with a 500 Pound Gorilla, you should probably listen carefully.
The 500 Pound GorillaRead more
Why does this plan make no sense??? Project management by templates, a root cause for confusion. All members of the project team provide their input using the same template, a masterpiece carefully designed and crafted by the project manager. However, the output of the plan doesn’t make sense. Maybe the project manager has taken too many shortcuts to success.
Death by TemplateRead more
Public Training sessions
We hold public workshops to make our methods and tools accessible for everyone. You can book a place for yourself or multiple spots for your team. Choose from dozens of highly interactive three-day courses taking place throughout the year at a convenient downtown location. Pick from our workshops below to find out more and look for a workshop near your location.
In-house training sessions
We offer In-house trainings on iPSDM (Rational Thinking), Classic Project Management and agile Project Management.
These in-house trainings provide tailor-made solutions, rather than mass-produced workshops off the shelf. They are company-specific and combine the development of skills with solutions to actual goals of your company.
In preparation of the workshop, we work together with you to customise case studies that fit with your business environment. In our workshops, we work on real life applications, tasks, issues and projects. This way, we support the transfer of skills into the participants' daily operations. An investment which pays off, as participants confirm. Contact us to schedule a meeting or to book a training programme.
Online training sessions
Our online training session on innovative Problem Solving and Decision Making. Our E-Learning modules covers all aspects of RATIO approach to problem solving and decision making. Please contact us for inquire more about our online training sessions.
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These introductory online trainings with professional certification from CoThink offers a comprehensive overview of rational thinking methods, classical or agile project management at special promotional rate of just 98,00 EUR per course. In three online sessions, our experienced instructors introduce basic knowledge and insights on methods and tools which help you to further improve your results.
The online courses are offered on a regular basis. Each session takes 50-60 minutes and includes case studies. This training is LIVE, dynamic and engaging. Limited seats ensure high interactions between instructor and participants. Contact us today to register for your personal training experience. We will provide you with actual scheduling options.
How will the courses be conducted?
All classes will be conducted via GoToMeeting. GoToMeeting is the state-of-the-art technology to conduct online training via LIVE whiteboard/ document sharing, 2-way audio, video and text chat and screen sharing and more. You can log into the sessions via the GoToMeeting box on our homepage.
We solve problems
With a strong emphasis on asking the right questions, we help you to make optimal use of the knowledge and experience of your team. Combining this with our RATIOnal methods, our “learning by doing” philosophy and our years of practical experience, we offer all the services required to develop the process, attitudes and skills you need to achieve the highest levels of performance in problem solving & prevention.
Who are we?CoThink – The Art of Thinking Clearly
CoThink Germany GmbH is a result of the collaboration of experienced business consultants. Together, the partners stand for more than 80 year’s experience in management consulting. Ron Vonk, Jan Willem Vernhout, Michael Clauß and Markus Hesse gathered their extensive expertise in the application of rational thinking processes, project management and strategies in several years of work for international consulting companies, but also the first hand leadership of international organizations.