head1You have been assigned to figure out how to increase productivity in your department while reducing costs. Or you need to figure out how to shorten meeting times, reducing conflict among your team members while you’re at it. Or you just need a way to systematically work through an issue to figure out what your next steps might be. Where do you begin?

At the core of the de Bono Thinking Systems® are three distinct thinking methods as developed by Dr. Edward de BonoSix Thinking Hats®Lateral Thinking and The Power of Perception™. Each method uses its own unique tool “kit” to help you achieve your goals.

The methods can be used independently of each other, or in combination, depending on your situation. Do you simply need to generate more innovative ideas and then figure out how to put the best into action?

Lateral Thinking may be the place for you to begin. Do you need a path for your team to look at all the options, positive and negative of an issue, quickly and comprehensively? The Six Thinking Hats® gives all of you a common language and a system to do just that. Do you need a framework for defining an issue and creating a plan for your next steps? The The Power of Perception™ method puts the tools you need at your fingertips.

Introduced in 2004, Simplicity helps organisations streamline products and processes, thereby becoming more effective, efficient and user-friendly. Our newest course, Six Value Medals™ helps people quickly but thoroughly scan for values, prioritise which values are the most important to pursue, and then ensure that top values are addressed and maximised every step of the way.cts_logo1



DR. ALEX OW C. K., is the founding Director of IRS Training SB. He is the first independent consultant in Malaysia to be accredited for Dr Edward de Bono Thinking Systems Courses in Malaysia, and currently authorised and officially accredited instructor for Six Thinking Hats® Method, Lateral Thinking Applications™ and Power of Perception™ (PoP).

Dr. Alex obtained his Phd in Education (Training Management), holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Secretary & Administrators (ACIS), UK. He is equipped to offer Certificate IV in Assessment & Training and Diploma in Training and Assessment System, both internationally accredited courses and is licensed to provide these programmes using the authorised training materials.

Dr. Alex has more than 21 years of extensive Training and Consulting experience in designing and developing courses in the field of Creativity & Innovative Thinking, Human Resource Development and Competency Learning. Competency Based Training & Education is yet another approach he uses in offering his training programmes.