First, what it will do. I’ve been thinking about this for a while and have come up with 2 ways to showcase my research and original thinking:
Method 1. Write blog posts on the makeup of an analytical thinker’s
cognitive function (update: I’m not a psychologist, so I’ll skip making presumptions) and the problems it causes us in the working world.
I’d then explore success factors that analytical thinkers could be lacking in but all-round high performers always have:
- Interpersonal skills like (buzzword alert) emotional intelligence
- Productivity focus like balancing proactive and reactive work
- Leader mindset like knowing how to delegate and give feedback
Method 2. Map out team operations for specific examples of places where analytical thinkers may work.
Why would I do this? This one’s built around a huge assumption that I could visually pinpoint ways to show nifty enhancers like:
- Prioritise activities – understand the level in which activities impact your corporate visibility and overall work product
- Change management – model the before/after for you and the team when a new technology, process or even person is added in the mix
- Build improvement plan – collect data about your experiences with each responsibility in a casual, work diary style
- Continuous improvement – link learning of new information and ideas to each responsibility affected by it
- Identify risk – what can derail your good work? Keep these in full view to prevent negative eventualities from happening
In my mind, it’s a lofty and experimental method. Pulling it off will not be as straightforward as with Method 1.
Speaking of which, I should cover the how. Maybe in the next post.