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Compare four styles of creative intelligence

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Write a paper in which you compare and contrast the four styles of creative intelligence 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 decision making in the workplace. How do these models influence your decision making?

Fours Styles of creative intelligence:

Five forces the influence mental models and mindsets:
Past experiences


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Creative intelligence is simply thinking beyond what already exists to come up with concrete interesting and novel ideas (Rowe, 2004). Different people have different ways of thinking creatively and this often influences how they make decisions. This paper compares and contrasts the types of creative intelligence that exist and the way that they influence decision making in an organization and also discusses the forces which influence the mindsets and mental models of individuals in how they make decisions in the work place.

Creative intelligence and decision making in organizations:

As noted by Rowe (2004) the four styles of creative intelligence are innovation, inspiration, intuitive and imaginative. An intuitive style of creative intelligence is result driven and mainly looks upon past experiences to help in the decision making process. This is unlike innovative style of creative intelligence where mainly which mainly relies on evidence such as hard data to be able to guide decision making and focuses mainly on solving problems. Imaginative intelligence on the other hand is one that relies on insightful thoughts which can be visualized and artistically expressed in decision making process. This is unlike the inspirational style of creative intelligence which relies on feelings or instinct, and self giving to focus on positive social change.

Each and every one of the above styles of creative intelligence impact organizational decision making differently mainly because different people within an organization approach issues differently and perceive then differently. A person who is intuitive would most likely rely on past historical events and experiences to help in decision making within the organization (Rowe, 2004). For instance past historical trends on sales can be used to provide possible projections of future sales and in this sense help in strategic planning within an organization. An organization can for instance compare the recent past market conditions and the current market conditions and if they are almost identical then decision can be made strategically to create a competitive advantage for the organization in the market place. This style of creativity though limits the organization in the way that it can exploit available opportunities in its market place.

An organization that has imaginative management or leaders, unlike the intuitive ...

Solution Summary

The expert compares four styles of creative intelligence. The five forces are discussed. Examples of mental models and mindset that might limit decision making are provided.