Are you using your brain to its optimum capacity? What thinking skills should you develop? A recent article in Harvard Business Review proclaims that successful organizations of the future will place a premium on our thinking skills.
“… in today’s marketplace, the smartest companies aren’t those that necessarily out-produce the competition. Instead, it’s the organizations that outthink them.” ~ Mark Bonchek and Elisa Steele, Harvard Business Review, “What Kind of Thinker Are You?”
Not everybody approaches a problem or a decision in the same way. Understanding your thinking style and those of your co-workers helps teams collaborate more effectively.
You can improve your thinking skills, prevent brain fog, and increase your creativity, efficiency and productivity.
If you’re primarily a right-brained thinker (creative, non-linear) you can improve your abilities to use your left brain (rational, logic). Since none of us operate solely or completely using one side of the brain, you will gain perspective when you use more of the whole brain.
It starts with awareness. How conscious are you of how you approach a problem? How observant are you of other people’s thinking processes? The more observant you become of your mental processes, the more of your brain you’ll be using.
This article suggests methods and exercises to improve your thinking skills through mental awareness, brain fitness, whole brain exercises and focus.
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- Brain fitness: Keeping sharp at work
- Whole brain exercises
- Brain fitness: The lost art of single tasking
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Article by Patsi Krakoff, Psy.D.
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