Rational Analysis

Critical-analytical thinking techniques – Rational analysis

Is this step the logical consequence of the previous one?

Structuring thinking techniques deal with a complex thinking situation one step at a time.Charles Kepner and Benjamin Tregoe laid the foundations for systematic Relational Analysis as far back as the fifties.They discovered that successful decision making had less to do with a person’s position in the organization than with the logical processes of collection, organization, and analysis of information before taking action.
Rational Analysis thinking processes include:

  • Situation Appraisal (what is going on?)
  • Problem Analysis (how could this happen?)
  • Decision Analysis (what must we do about it?)
  • Possible Problem & Opportunity Analysis (what could happen?)
  • Analytical Trouble Shooting
  • Reliability & Maintenance Engineering
  • Managing Human Performance
  • Project Management