Kepner-Tregoe (KT) Helps Companies Achieve Higher Levels of Productivity and Quality Through Major Upgrade to Signature Learning

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 or their social media platforms on LinkedIn, 
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact: Brad Russell Pierpont Communications for Kepner-Tregoe 830-358-3423

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