Mental Process PaperWrite a 900- to 1,000-word paper in which you compare and contrast the four styles of creativeintellig...
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  1. 1. Mental Process PaperWrite a 900- to 1,000-word paper in which you compare and contrast the four styles of creativeintelligence and their influence on organizational decision making.Discuss how the five forces influence mental models and mindsets.Include examples of how mental models and mindsets might limit the decision-making process.Analyze your most commonly used mental models and mindsets that guide your decisionmaking in the workplace. How do these models influence your decision making?Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Include two ReferencesFour Styles of Creative Intelligence1. Intuitive: Focuses on results and relies on past experience to guide actions.2. Innovative: Concentrates on problem-solving, is systematic, and relies on data.3. Imaginative: Is able to visualize opportunities, is artistic, enjoys writing, and thinks “out ofthe box.”4. Inspirational: Focuses on social change and the giving of self toward that end.Five Forces / Mental Models 1. Environmental 2. Hereditary 3. Education 4. Genetic 5. Past experiences
  2. 2. The four styles of creative intelligence are: 1. Intuitive Goal oriented Common sense approach Problem-solver It focuses on results as it is more goal oriented and on past experiences to guide the decisionmaking (Rowe, 2004). Past is important because many decisions taken in the past consists ofmistakes and failures and the decision maker can well learn from these failures by avoiding theirrepetitions in the future course of actions. From business perspective, managers take into accountpatterns and take cautions from their past experiences. Strategic planning is a situation thatallows top management to prepare for all sorts of scenarios by forecasting possible outcomes.Apart from past experience, it is the common sense that needs to be applied in every specificsituation. Some of the largest mistakes can be blamed on past because managers took thosedecisions keeping the past environmental situations into consideration. But, today businessorganizations have become very dynamic and volatile and changes are required to be made asper the environmental conditions. Environment may consist of Political, Social, Technologicaland Economic conditions. But, if business operates in considerable stable environmentalconditions, it may use the similar business strategy that were successful I the past. The basicapproach of the decision maker is take on the problem as a challenge and should spendconsiderable time in defining and understanding the problem before seeking and solution to it.As Peter Ducker had rightly said “Problem that is well defined is half solved”.Example of Intuitive Decision: BP along with Shell has been making a major strategic move insearch for core oil and gas business, which is a retreat from earlier strategy of search foralternative energy. The deeper analysis of the disaster has revealed that it was an effort to save
  3. 3. some amount expenditures which BP management thought to be redundant at that point of time.This was one of the biggest disasters of oil spill of Gulf of Mexico. Deeper analysis and researchhas shown that it was an accident which could have been avoided. As per the past records, the rigshould have been replaced more frequently than what the recent practices into which theengineers and technicians had indulged into. The premises which led to this practice was (1) Nonoccurrence of accidents in the past and (2) Without developing sound logic, the discontinuanceof the previous practices.[1] http://www.bp.com/bodycopyarticle.do?categoryId=1&contentId=7052055[2] http://managementhelp.org/ethics/ethxgde.htm 2. Innovative Takes original approach Experimenter Applies systematic enquiry approachInnovative styles of thinkers take original approach and have the tendency to focus on the issuesat hand and evidences in front of them. They are most logical in their approach and carry outexperiments by apply theoretical concepts to a particular problem. They go by visible evidencessuch as data and may conduct experiment to verify facts. Their objective is to verify and balancedifferent mindsets. This is a typical scientist and inventor approach to innovate new idea. 3. Imaginative Risk taker Imaginative Independent thinkerThe imaginative style of creative intelligence is possessed by those individuals who have strongleadership qualities (Rowe, 2004). Their decision making process in the organization is speciallycalled for when chaos arises and they have good skill to cope with people of divergent behaviors.Such people have unique ability to stay poised and instill strong sense of confidence thatinfluence everyone in the organization. Such people create an amicable working atmosphere inthe organization. This allows them to envision and plan for the future course of action.Limitation with such people is that they are not focused for immediate future because they have
  4. 4. problem solving attitude under long perspective. They are independent thinker are willing to takerisk by walking an extra mile without foreseeable immediate reward. 4. Inspirational Social awareness Selfless Courage of convictionsThis mindset focuses more on social change. Such people inspire their followers and they havestrong ability to seek alternative solutions. They have strong social awareness and score veryhigh on affiliations for people. Such people have more positive energy and they are more focusedin their approach. Inspirational individuals see the end results more through promoting change.Like imaginative decision maker, their focus is less on day-to-day functioning and decisionmaking as they are looking at the larger picture.Creativity contributes to the development of marketable attributes which enables to overcomeunique problems that may have arisen. Creative act influence both the process and the outcomes. Example of Imaginative and Inspirational decision maker: Alan Mulally had shownthat he was a transformational leader. The transformational leader is always ready to uplift themorale and spirit to perform at a much higher level. Mulally inspired every member of the FordMotor Co. by stating a vision that by 2012 It would become a profitable company. He had hisvisions on the basis of various plans ready for the future course of action. He never tried toimpose his vision but, tried to convince them that how the turn around of Form Motor is going totake shape in the future. His plan to sell off Land Rovers, Aston Martin, and Jaguars to Tatas ofIndia and to focus efforts on small cars. He is willing to take the pain of convincing the peoplebecause, initially most of the people are speaking that how on earth could the Ford be turnaround. Mulally promised to transform the ford by clarifying the route the employees of Ford aregoing to tread to achieve the unachievable. The reason for refusing the bail out package from USGovernment. Inspite of hardships and losses year after year, he chose to follow the routedifferent from Chrysler and GM and he convinced it could be possible. The course of actions likelaunch of electric car in the year 2011, producing more fuel efficient cars, spreading wings inAsian markets in spite of tough competitions. [1] http://www.businessweek.com/autos/content/sep2006/bw20060907_376309.htm [2]http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/transformational_leadership.htm

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