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Divergent thinking & convergent thinking - But what is the right ratio for innovation for you?

Anyone can throw ideas onto a 'whiteboard'. The challenge is to solve the right problems and make the best decisions. I believe this requires learning how, good facilitation of the process and not rushing to final agreements. Successful innovation is dependent on quality divergent thinking balanced with quality convergent thinking at every step of the innovation process with judgment managed consistently throughout.

Successful innovation at any level in any field depends upon skillful performance in two critical mental abilities – divergent thinking and convergent thinking. The optimum ratio of the two thinking processes differs greatly across different occupations and organizational functions. Learn more from our partner Basadur::


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