For over 25 years, our global network in 17 countries and territories has been providing high quality advisory services that help our clients do three things: Make Better Decisions, Solve Problems Faster, and Anticipate and Prevent Risks before the problems occur. Our focus on developing easy to use Thinking technologies that can quickly be applied to pressing issues has enabled our clients to increase their customer satisfaction, deliver higher levels of reliability, and expand their reach around the globe- all examples of the immediate application for better quality that the Thinking Dimensions approaches deliver worldwide.
Thinking Dimensions Global is a UK private registered company designed to support high quality delivery while following a common set of processes and beliefs world-wide.
Client services are provided by Thinking Dimensions Global partners and by other independent firms licensed to use the Thinking Dimensions name, logo and/ or proprietary KandF Thinking Technologies. Each Thinking Dimensions' company is separate and legally distinct. Thinking Dimensions Global Pty does not provide services to clients.
Member firms are located in 16 countries. Collectively, there are over 300 global resources. Thinking Dimensions Global is organized around its Strategy, IT CSI and Industrial Problem Solving Service lines. All Partner and Associate firms are certified in KandF Thinking Technologies.
Each Thinking Dimensions company and their partners or associates take responsibility for its management and the quality of its work. Partners and professionals within those firms undertake to act with integrity at all times.
Unless otherwise indicated, references in this website to a 'member firm' or 'member firms' includes references to member firms of Thinking Dimensions Global, other firms licensed by them to use the Thinking Dimensions name and, in each case, firms controlled by them.
As one of the founders behind the Thinking Dimensions Global problem solving methodology, Chuck Kepner has a long and storied history as a problem solving expert. In the 1950s, Mr. Kepner worked with Benjamin Tregoe at the RAND Corporation, exploring how people reacted to and processed problem solving information. After leaving the RAND Corporation, Kepner and Tregoe devised their own problem solving and decision making process, K-T Rational Thinking. This processes went on to achieve worldwide recognition and success when NASA engineers and scientists employed it to rescue the astronauts aboard doomed spacecraft Apollo 13.
“Houston, We’ve Got a Problem Here …”
The safe return of the Apollo 13 astronauts was attributed to many factors, among them the quick thinking and implementation of the Problem Analysis root cause analysis questioning methodology devised by Chuck Kepner and Tregoe in their Rational Thinking model. As NASA engineers worked their way through “IS…COULD BE but IS NOT” questions, they were able to identify the new state of affairs on board cause of the incident that the damaged Apollo 13 and come up with a solution to save the astronauts’ lives. On April 17, 1970, the crippled spacecraft splashed down in South Pacific, all three astronauts alive and well.
Although Kepner and Tregoe parted ways, After leaving Kepner-Tregoe, Chuck Kepner continued his groundbreaking work in problem solving, decision-making and root cause analysis, eventually partnering with Matt Fourie, another recognized expert in the burgeoning field of problem solving in the business/professional sector.
Chuck Kepner and Mat-thys Fourie Collaborate to Create Problem-Solving Powerhouse
In 1983, Chuck Kepner was the head of Kepner & Associates while Matt Fourie had established Rational Management Consultants. In 1995, the two opted to pool their collective experiences and investigate a possible new venture using their rational and intuitive problem solving skills. In 1997 Thinking Dimensions International was established and the initial Problem Solving and Decision Making skills workshops were launched.
By the year 2000, Thinking Dimensions had grown into a top international training organization, and by 2001, the company added consulting services, mostly facilitating in-company teams on how to find the root cause of a problem and how to make collaborative decisions.
IT Focus Gives Thinking Dimensions New Direction and Exposure
In 2004, Matt Fourie spearheaded the effort to ‘adopt and adapt’ Thinking Dimensions’ traditional root cause analysis methodology for the IT industry. As a result, Thinking Dimensions now owns various copyrights and trademarks in the IT Industry for Incident and Problem Management, and is a leader in Strategic Transformation using a process based approach as well as IT CSI℠ training and consulting. Thinking Dimensions developed the IT Incident Investigation process and approach to such an extent that it earned an industry award for innovation in this area.
Chuck Kepner’s legacy continues today as Thinking Dimensions Global continues to thrive, grow and innovate around its fundamental areas of expertise – problem solving and decision-making.
Dr. Mat-thys Fourie is currently chairman of Thinking Dimensions Global and Managing Director of Thinking Dimensions USA and Thinking Dimensions Singapore and still works selectively with some of his clients. He is also co-author and co-designer of the KEPNERandFOURIE® methodologies. He has over 29 years of problem-solving and decision-making experience helping organizations across the world solve some of their most vexing and seemingly unsolvable problems. He has worked with companies such as Macquarie Group, SASOL, Unisys, SITA, Barclays, RBS, NCS, Singapore Stock Exchange, BMW, VW, Cadbury Schweppes, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Kimberly Clark, Hollister, Stihl Inc. and the U.S. Navy.
Tim Lewko is the CEO and Managing Partner of Thinking Dimensions Global (TDG) and managing director of the global strategy practice. He works primarily with senior leaders of private equity, Fortune 1000 and multi-national businesses to impact sustainable strategic growth and profitability challenges. In his 15 years of international experience he has had the unique opportunity to assist over 35 CEO’s and Managing Directors across four continents with their strategic transformational issues. Tim is also a member of the board for Thomson Power Inc. (www.thomsonpower.com), a Canadian developmental stage “Cleantech” company specializing in bringing next generation hybrid electric and pure electric solutions to the marketplace for the transit industry and beyond.
Adriaan provides consulting, facilitation and implementation services for root cause analysis, decision-making and business improvement as well as people development using proven KEPNERandFOURIE™ tools and techniques. He has worked with top companies -- in South Africa and internationally -- as well as medium and small businesses involving petrochemical, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, banking and financial industries. Previous experience includes positions in Mining, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Finance and Research. Adriaan is a KEPNERandFOURIE Master Consultant and trainer as well as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Robin is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of professional experience in change management, global training, marketing, recruiting and business development. Her areas of industry expertise lie in Finance, Insurance, Telecommunications, Wireless and Mobility Initiatives, Energy and Health Care. She has worked with scores of Fortune 500 companies, as well as countless medium-sized businesses and start-ups. Public speaker, trainer and author, Robin is also the founding director of the Convergence Technology Council (CTC), a collaborative forum for IT professionals, executives, businesses and industry luminaries. Robin was educated at California State University-Northridge and Universite Laval, Quebec.
Andrew provides consulting, facilitation and implementation of proven tools and techniques to remove unnecessary costs, for both IT & Business in any industry, by empowering staff and the organisations culture with the essential skills required to address any situation at any level. Andrew’s strength lies in having an in-depth knowledge of IT and IT departments, which enable tangible results to the major IT challenges experienced by Top 1000 companies. Andrew has over 27 years of experience in IT & Business working with major financial institutions, Defence, Law & Mining in various technical, project management & senior management roles including CIO for a Corporate Compliance & software Development firm. Andrew is a trained & accredited KEPNERandFOURIE Master consultant, facilitator & trainer and has been training and consulting in these processes with a diverse range of companies and industries for the past 9 years.
Mr. Newton focuses on strategy and mergers and acquisitions for leading companies worldwide. He has worked with clients specifically to identify the best paths for growth and subsequently to develop/acquire the capabilities required to achieve EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) potential. Mr. Newton joined Thinking Dimensions in 2001, and has worked with clients in EMEA, APEC, and The Americas for both emerging market and mature market development.
Mr Hudson focuses on the delivery and support of the RCA suite of KEPNERandFOURIE™ products with particular emphasis within the IT environment. He draws on almost 20 years of experience within the IT industry in the UK and Southern Africa. His particular strengths relate to the development and refining of products and content specific to client needs. Previous experience in the development of content around competency based principles has ensured that the client requirements are paramount to the delivery of solutions.
Prasad specializes in thinking, decision making.- working with organizations to enhance the quality of decision making and leadership development He works with Fortune 1000 clients, large Indian family run business at senior management levels. His strength lies in implementing transformation projects as well coaching senior and top managers.
Jay has over 2 decades of experience working with senior leaders in the corporate, government, academia and NGO sectors. His forte has been corporate strategy consulting, apart from coaching & training, with clients in India, the Middle East, South East Asia, etc. Besides, he has been a speaker at various international conferences & has a flair for writing, with publications to his credit.
Bill is the Managing Director for the U.S. network of clients and consultants implementing the KEPNERandFOURIE™ critical thinking skills methodologies. His specific consulting expertise is in the application of Role and Responsibilities methodologies in large organizations. He has consulted globally over the past 30 years and is well referenced for his work across a broad spectrum of industries.
Steven Loo has over 20 years experience as a Sales Leader and Sales Management Professional in major MNCs such as IBM, AVAYA and Sun Microsystems. He has good market experiences in Software & Services Sales and Consultation in Asia region. His area of expertise includes Global/ Major Accounts Management, Strategic Partner Sales and Country/Territory Sales. His last MNC role was as Strategic Partners Sales Director at Sun Microsystems.
Will is a seasoned Training and Manpower Development Professional with 30 years experience in various industries like Mining, Textiles, Manufacturing, Production, Retail, Sales and Marketing. He has a passion for Human Capital Development in an ever changing corporate environment that needs to conform to the requirements of company strategic and business objectives. He also has extensive experience in Continuous Improvement projects leading the initiative with a team of facilitators and delivered measureable bottom line results. Will holds Diplomas in Human Resources Management, Public Relations Management and MDP’s from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa.
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