Mental Process Paper

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Mental Process Paper

The mental process is the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; “the process of thinking”, the cognitive operation of remembering (Farlex, 2008). The mental mindset includes four styles of creative intelligence: Intuitive, Innovative, Imaginative and Inspirational. This paper will compare and contrast the four styles of creative intelligence and their influences on organizational decision making, include examples of how mental models/mind sets might limit the decision making process and explain how these models influence my decision making in the workplace. Intuitive

Everyone is born with intuitive intelligence which is those moments of insight when we see a situation clearly and know exactly what to do; doing something without knowing or those gut feelings. Clear and immediate access to intuition is like having a personal satellite navigation system to help through the numerous choices and demands that persons face day to day. Today, intuition is being touted by management consultants as essential. In a study of 13,000 business executives by Harvard researcher Jagdish Parikh, the executives credited 80 percent of their business success to relying on their intuition (Ammon-Wexler, 2007). Also, research conducted by Ashley Fields, a senior advisor to Shell Oil, concluded that among Fortune 500 companies, “intuitive information processing strategies are most often found at the highest levels of an organization.” (Ammon-Wexler, 2007). Intuition can often lead to powerful creative, personal and relationship insights and breakthroughs. Compared to being innovative, having intuition can enhance the ability to rearrange the old into new when working for an organization. In contrast seeing the situation clearly and knowing exactly what to do can go against the process of rearranging the old into the new. For example being an elementary school teacher. A teacher knows what to do as a type of...
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