The Devil's Advocate: The Power of Divergent Thinking

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DYNM 551 910
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Permits for non-DYNM students: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/dynamics/course-permit
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DYNM Course Category: A; DYNM Course Concentration: LMC
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Short-term or long-term? Us or them? Build or buy? Margin or volume? My way or the highway! Ad infinitum, apparent forced choices--or no choice--and limited perspectives can create costly tugs of war or constricted judgment without our minds (and hearts) and in organization dynamics, persuasive, and often hidden, divergence in thinking offers great opportunity for learning, creativity, and sound decision-making. This course offers several robust, practical techniques for bringing the value of diverse perspectives in politically productive ways to leadership thinking, communications, and organization dynamics. This course will meet between May 23rd and June 23rd.

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