MDP on Creativity and Problem Solving

A Management Development Program on Creativity and Problem Solving was successfully conducted for the benefit of participants from the N. Ranga Rao & Sons group from Mysore, held on June 7, 2018. The participants represented different functional areas like Marketing, Operations, Information Technology, Finance, and Supply Chain Management, under the group. Mr. Dinesh. C, Vice President – HR of the NRR Group was also present during the sessions and encouraged the participants to take up problems related to the participants’ functional area and develop solutions. The main faculty for the program was Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor, Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques, SDM IMD, who conducted four sessions covered different aspects of creativity and problem solving. The sessions discussed the concepts and theoretical aspects of creativity, developing the ability to think differently, finding solutions through creative techniques, and also involved hands-on exercises and games, along with solving puzzles. All these activities stimulated the participants who later in the day developed solutions for their department related problems, using a systematic procedure as given in the worksheet. The participants expressed their satisfaction and appreciation through their feedback at the end of the program.