present a contrast in order to compare the
conventional thinker versus the integrative
thinker. Also present a vision about the
integrative thinker affront the issues a take the
In our life’s we learn a take decisions using a
comparisons like rate of return, cost, salvage
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value and other economics criteria. However in
the engineering’s curses that I take, never heard
about the uses an integrative thinking in order to
taking a complete decisions.
Managers have many responsibilities in theirs job
every day. They have to organize, lead, and
control: people, team, money, facilities, and other
describe an integrative thinking as a mind that can
view other options beyond the conventional
resources to accomplish the business objectives.
Mind that affront the problem with different
Also they have to take important decisions, which
perspective, instead to choose for choice 1 or
involve a lot of thought. When a manager takes a
choice 2, the integrative thinker hold the two
decisions, they have to analyze all the parameters
options in their mind and develop a choice 3 using
that will be affected, advantages, disadvantages
the benefits of the choice 1 and choice 2.
and many other essential aspects before take it.
Establish a powerful choice, and challenge the
We live in a world that change every minute.
World at where the technology is one of the
This practice is powerful, because many time we
principal tools in the business development. For
take an option restricted by the convention form,
this and other reason, we have to discuss the
and can’t view other advantage or disadvantage.
integrative thinking. How the integrative thinking
I think that this thinking form, should be learned
affront the issues and take hard decisions?
Roger Martin dean of the Rotman School of
Management at the University of Toronto, in his
paper How Successful LeadersThink, describe
development of the new perspective persons and
new points of view. In the engineering campus
this element is crucial because we have to solve
his perspective about the integrative thinking. He
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issues every day, and use the integrative thinking
Envisioning the decision architecture.
will be successful and powerful.
conventional thinker regularly break the issues in
All of the deduction will be support with the
divergence of the conventional thinking and
integrative thinking at the time to develop the
her elements and then analyzed every element
separately. The conventional thinker meanwhile
analyzed the issue with all its elements as whole.
You can think that do this, is a bad practice
four steps of decision making.
because complicated the issue. However in some
case the elements will can affect inwardly, if you
comprehend which elements are significant. The
analyzed it’s separately maybe don’t identify the
conventional thinker only are emphasized in the
some benefit or issue.
relevant choice, for example, if they have ten
option will be eliminated all that they can, in
order to simplify the decisions. Conversely the
integrative thinker analyzed the ten options and
try to found all the advantage and disadvantage,
in order to have a complete choice description,
and then they attempt to make a powerful option
with all of the advantage of each choices. It’s
significant because when they do integration,
they have a full-scale point of view, consequently
Achieving resolution. Each step that mentioned
above defined what is...
References: Both are importance
Martin R, (2007)
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