BrainPower: Critical Techniques Towards High Performance in the Knowledge Economy
Agar Burton, President, CTS Inc, New York, NY 10017, 212 661 5682, Agarburton@ctsus.com
Andrea Charman, Executive Director, CTS Inc, New York, NY 10017, 212 661 5682, Andreacharman@ctsus.com
86th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2001
Abstract. The information overload of the high-speed knowledge economy is taking its toll on business professionals, irrespective of discipline. In the time available, there is simply too much to read and retain — journals, articles, newspapers, reports, endless emails — in addition to events and meetings to attend. This session proposes a high-speed solution to the problem by suggesting an accelerated learning methodology, appropriate to a knowledge economy, to replace the industrial age toolkit still widely used by most of us. Participants are assured of 5-10 extra hours a week minimum to add measurable value to the bottom line. This 'saved' time can be used to acquire knowledge, and build core competencies; optimize project, team, and meeting management; make timely, well-researched and considered decisions. By understanding the power of the brain and by using techniques to stretch the mind, supply chain professionals will learn cutting-edge techniques to maximize return on effort — ROE — reducing workplace stress by offering a sense of completion rather than catch-up.
The Opportunity. The session offers participants an interactive environment in which to:
- Review the computing capabilities of the brain for application in a knowledge economy. Short term memory, the temporary storage device that allows the brain to make sense of things around it (analysis); long term memory with its wider meaning and permanent storage system from which recall can be made (synthesis).
- Learn about the 3 Rs of memory — Registration, Retention, Recall
- Learn and practice techniques to double your present 3 R capability
- Learn how to apply these techniques to achieve a high performance workplace (i.e. a workplace that fosters creative thinking and innovation through inclusion, connectivity, tapping tacit knowledge, skill at managing/embracing change, etc.)
Objectives. The session's objective is to present, explore through illustration, practice through Mindstretching™, and facilitate the acquisition of knowledge economy accelerated learning tools and techniques, to maximize return on effort and the creation of value.
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