few years ago I attended a training course which was designed to help
participants understand how they think and behave to help them make
better decisions both individually and as part of a team. In this
training I completed an Emergenetics Profile
which helps you understand the way you think. There are 4 Distinct
Categories which are Analytical, Structural, Social and Conceptual which
are fairly self explanatory. The training was really insightful and
helped me better understand the way I tend to approach situations and
also better understand how others approach situations as well.
I took the test my profile was heavily weighted to ‘Conceptual’
thinking which has thinking attributes and traits such as Imaginative,
Learns by experimenting, Enjoys the creative process, etc…. Looking at
my work I can see this reflected in the projects and work that I do.
While it is great to have a conceptual approach to creating solutions
that has to be counter balanced with activity from the other categories –
any plan needs elements of the other traits involved as well to be
successful. What good is having a big plan if you do not take care of
the basics or learn how to translate your big ideas into bite size
action items. Everyone has an idea, the hard part is taking those ideas
and turning them into reality...