Sense To Solve

What, why and how?

Sense to Solve specialises in the design and delivery of integrated programmes that help organisations to make sense of, and solve for complexity, so that they can survive and thrive in this volatile, ever changing world of work.

All Sense to Solve models are tried and tested and are based on scientific, evidence-based research (i.e. grounded theory).

All offerings are underpinned with insights from neuroscience, behavioural economics and psychology.

We work with how the brain works, with how people learn and with how emotional, irrational human beings think and make decisions.

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Do you understand how people in your business behave, and more importantly,
why they do what they do?

Join us for a leading-edge conversation around:

Behavioural Science and what it means for your business:

  • Learn how behavioural insights are transforming governments and business
  • The benefits of using behavioural science in business
  • Simple guiding principles that will help you use and apply behavioural science in the workplace

How you can become a Business Scientist:

  • Experimentation in business?
  • Practical tips: Divergent and convergent experimentation

In conversation with Itha Taljaard

Key ideas from Cass Sunstein’s keynote speech and latest book, How Change Happens.

Using behavioural science to explain how big shifts transpire:

  • Preference falsification:
    We don’t know what is in people’s heads – what we think and what we are willing to say are not always the same.
  • Diverse thresholds:
    We all respond differently to situations because our threshold towards a certain issue/topic is different. This is independent of our personalities.
  • Social inter-dependencies and social norms:
    We are social beings by nature and are influenced by social norms, but what we can’t anticipate are social interactions. Therefore, we are often unable to predict major shifts in how people perceive and respond to an issue today versus how they perceive and respond to the same issue in the future.
  • The law of group polarisation (we don’t know when conditions for group polarisation will occur – group think is alive and real)
  • So what does this mean for business?

Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Venue: Slow in the City, Corner of Rivonia Road and West Street, Sandton
Time: 08h00 – 13h00 (registration from 07h30)
Cost: R850 pp (incl. VAT)

Light breakfast and lunch included

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Our approach

Sense to Solve starts every client engagement by taking the time to understand your needs within the context of organisational integration. Our aim is to integrate initiatives and create ecosystems of value that deliver results. The model below demonstrates different degrees of integration:

All degrees of integration have merit. For example, peripheral integration may be the best approach for a company who wants to do a supplier training and internalised integration would make sense for a company wanting to up-skill just one division within the business. However, companies looking to create a substantial shift in organisational culture should aim for central or total integration. Understanding integration aims and the capacity of an organisation to support those aims enables Sense to Solve to design training programmes in a manner that meets your objectives. 

When the aim is for central or total integration, our preferred approach is to conduct an internal audit to determine how best to create eco-systems of value that entrench learnings as a way of life for the company. Our strategic approach may then consist of more than one Sense to Solve solution. It is important to note that whilst the Sense to Solve’s solutions have been developed with integration in mind, all solutions can be delivered independently.