Kepner-Tregoe (KT) Helps Companies Achieve Higher Levels of Productivity and
Quality Through Major Upgrade to Signature Learning Solution
KT Problem Solving and Decision Making (PSDM) helps organizations resolve
complex issues through Clear Thinking
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Increased profits through higher
productivity and quality as well as lower costs has long been considered the
holy grail of operational excellence. Kepner-Tregoe, the global capability
development and consulting company, helps organizations achieve all three
through their newly upgraded KT Problem Solving and Decision Making (PSDM)
Today, the Princeton, New Jersey based company announced significant
enhancements to this landmark workshop that help companies develop their
employees' capabilities to effectively solve difficult problems, make better
decisions, manage risk and seize opportunities. Featuring new tools and media
designed to enhance an attendee's engagement and ability to apply KT's Clear
Thinking processes, the update creates a highly engaging environment for
learners across generations.
Some of the new features and benefits of the KT PSDM solution include:
-- Process modifications resulting from 55 years of testing and
application that can be better leveraged for rapid on-the-job
-- Nearly three hours of the most current media formats including
live-action video, illustrated motion-graphics and simulation
to enhance the learning experience;
-- A library of twenty-five new and time-tested cases that tackle
relevant issues and demonstrate powerful, real-world examples
of KT Clear Thinking;
-- A mobile app available for Apple iOS and Android devices that
supports the use of KT process after the workshop; and
-- Integrated QR codes and social media elements that direct
participants to additional content that reinforces concepts and
provides technique reminders.
"KT seems to have done a great job on the upgrade," said Joel Beezhold,
director of continuous improvement at Johnson Controls (JCI). "At JCI we use
a lot of video while developing the capabilities of our employees, so we
really appreciate the addition of the new video and media for the upgraded
The PSDM update is part of a larger strategy launched in November 2012 when
Kepner-Tregoe announced the KT Clear Thinking vision to help clients "build a
Thinking Organization" supported by its new global website that focuses on
customer needs. KT Clear Thinking allows organizations to run more
efficiently, improve quality and drive bottom-line results by developing
high-quality employee thinking and issue resolution capabilities with support
of coaching and consulting solutions to maximize return on investment.
"This investment perfectly complements the KT Clear Thinking vision," said Ray
Baxter, chief executive officer at Kepner-Tregoe. "Organizations looking to
improve operational excellence, develop the next generation of leaders and
sustain competitive advantage will achieve a high ROI from thinking processes
that have proven their value across industries and functions."
Baxter added, "The update to KT PSDM is critical to our customers' ongoing
success in dealing with the ever-increasing complexity of business. We
allocated substantial resources to ensure we evaluated and accordingly
modified every element of the KT Clear Thinking process and supporting
technology so learners can quickly absorb advanced techniques and drive better
on-the-job results. Our customers will achieve maximum and sustained value
from their engagements with KT."
Kepner-Tregoe processes are based on the work of Dr. Charles Kepner and Dr.
Benjamin Tregoe, two researchers who conducted a study on breakdowns in
decision making at the Strategic Air Command. They found that successful
decision making by Air Force officers had less to do with seniority or career
path and more with the thinking process of gathering, organizing and analyzing
information before taking action. Their basic thesis, that organizations can
be taught to think clearly, stands as strong today as when they founded
About Kepner-Tregoe Inc.
Kepner-Tregoe (KT) provides capability development and consulting solutions
across the world to help build Thinking Organizations that resolve the most
pressing issues with clarity and confidence. Founded in 1958 based on
ground-breaking research on how people think, solve problems and make
decisions, Princeton-based Kepner-Tregoe is dedicated to helping organizations
achieve Operational Excellence by improving quality, increasing efficiency and
reducing costs. KT Clear Thinking is used at every level of client
organizations: to implement strategy; achieve step-change improvements in
operations; increase customer satisfaction in support organizations; and drive
superior issue resolution throughout the organization. KT provides Clear
Thinking for a complex world. For additional information, visit the company's
website at kepner-tregoe.com or their social media platforms on LinkedIn,
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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