Replying to LO28864 --
My friend William J.J. Gordon, whose ideas about creative problem solving
generated his notion of synectics -- or solving problems using analogical
thinking -- would love this conundrum of yours.
How would you define your problem? What's the paradox? The more
information is available within your realm, the less you are able to get
it. What an analogue to this?
I close my eyes and think just below consciousness, calling out images
from my catalog. Up pops the mouse in the maze. Even in a big maze of
information, the mouse, with training and time, will find the best path to
the food "prompt" at the distant end of the maze.
What the critical path for this information your sales team needs? What is
the stimulus for the information to find its way to you? How do you prompt
the information to find the end of the corporate information maze you live
When you find the equivalent, you'll have an answer.
Best of luck,
Barry Mallis The Organizational Trainer 110 Arch St., #27 Keene, NH 03431-2167 USA voice: 603 352-5289 FAX: 603 357-2157 cell: 603 313-3636 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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