Direct Attention Thinking Tools (DATT) is Now Power of Perception™
Thinking Skills | Decision Making | Problem Solving
DATT gives you 10 simple strategies for sharpening your perception and focusing your thinking in a more comprehensive, effective, and efficient way. DATT tools will enable you to have a broad and inclusive viewpoint. Using the DATT tools helps you create a framework for defining a situation and improves your ability to consider consequences before you take action.
The way we see the world—our perception of it—determines the decisions we make and what we do. Perception is probably the most important part of our thinking, but unfortunately, most mistakes in thinking are mistakes in perception.
Our modern lives—both business and personal—are very fast paced and full of action. Often we confuse action with accomplishment and jump to action without enough thought. We love to take action and see what happens—if it is good, we keep going; if it is bad, we stop and clean up the mess we have created. Though this strategy is better than doing nothing at all, it is inefficient, and the pain or mistake rate is extremely high. With the help of DATT training and using the DATT tools you can change the way you think.
DATT tools are quick and easy to learn. Just think of it as “software for the brain.” Once you have received the DATT training and the software is loaded into your brain, you can simply close your eyes, click on one of the DATT “icons” to review the tools you’ve learned and use them in any situation.
The DATT training course is designed to be taught to every employee. If anyone is wrestling with daily decisions, whether business or personal (e.g. , purchasing a car), our DATT tools can help.
Employees with DATT training outperform others. Learn how to:
- Be a strong and confident decision maker
- Quickly and accurately weigh risks against rewards
- Consistently “make the right call”
- Reach optimal solutions more quickly than ever before
- Uncover the hidden opportunities in “problems”
- Use “what if” thinking to avoid costly mistakes
- Look beyond the boundaries of self-limiting perspectives
- Remove obstacles with simple solutions
- Be a visionary
- Thoroughly judge a situation
- Assess all angles of the big picture before making a decision
Our DATT training is Simple, Powerful, and Proven
“(DATT) helped me increase proficiency in systematic thinking that will give me better thinking ability and a common language to use with other folks from my organization.”
10 DATT Tools
-Michael Bosscher, Steelcase
Tool 1—Consequences and Sequels
Look ahead to see the consequences of an action, plan, decision, or rule.
Tool 2—Plus, Minus, Interesting
Ensure that all sides of a matter have been considered before a decision or commitment is made.
Tool 3—Recognize, Analyze, Divide
Break a larger concept into smaller, more manageable parts.
Tool 4—Consider All Factors
Explore all factors related to an action, decision, plan, judgment, or conclusion.
Tool 5—Aims, Goals, Objectives
Focus directly and deliberately on the intentions behind actions.
Tool 6—Alternatives, Possibilities, Choices
Deliberately try to find other ways.
Tool 7—Other People’s Views
Put yourself in others’ shoes.
Tool 8—Key Values Involved
Ensure that your thinking serves your values.
Tool 9—First Important Priorities
Select the most important ideas, factors, objectives, consequences, etc.
Tool 10—Design/Decision, Outcome, Channels, Action
Direct attention to the outcome of the thinking and action that follows.
DATT Training is taught as a One- or Two-Day Course, or the DATT Modules may be taught separately.
Would you like to teach DATT to others?
Click to learn about DATT trainer certification.
Recommended Reading: Mindsight by Dr. Rudy Magnan
Mindsight: A Conceptual System to Implement Innovation in Thinking and Communication is thought provoking, engaging and practical. Dr. Magnan has taken the best of what we know, and are learning about the mind and offers an understandable system for going beyond the traditional way most of us think.
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