It’s time to expand your business through developing new markets or new uses – the true definition of innovation – for your widgets.
As you debrief your team on options they see for your widgets, keep in mind the list below of talents comprising analytical thinking.
To be an analytical thinker does not mean you must have a degree in science, engineering, finance, economics or any other quantitative subject.
While some subjects, like those listed, imply you could be analytical in your thinking, not having quantitative background does not mean you cannot think analytically. It is a statement which captures the observed phenomenon as well as the likely cause of the phenomenon. A surprising number of candidates do not understand this. However, analytical thinkers are able to separate their emotion from the situation and use the data provided to arrive at a conclusion.
To achieve that you have to be able to gather and analyze information about company’s current position and to build a plan and strategies for business developing. You have to be able to gather and collect the right information required for a specific situation.
If you do not possess strong analytical skills, it would be a mission impossible. Collecting information is the beginning of the analytical process.
Analytical thinking is an umbrella that covers 8 natural talents that each of us have to varying degrees.
The more clarity you have in each of these 8 talents, the greater your skill in analytical thinking.
Let’s move our discussion of analytical thinking up a notch.
Your business makes widgets and your target market is exhausted.