NTOA Forums Strategic Leadership SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership II: Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking & Decision Making Have you ever worked with a supervisor that always had an answer before looking into an issue? If yes, take a few minutes to discuss what type of thinking was the supervisor using (Divergent or Convergent)? Reply To: Have you ever worked with a supervisor that always had an answer before looking into an issue? If yes, take a few minutes to discuss what type of thinking was the supervisor using (Divergent or Convergent)?

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mmWayne Griffin
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I have worked with several supervisors that have come up with answers prior to looking into an issue or gathering all of the facts. I believe this type of thinking would likely be labeled as convergent thinking. I believe there is a time and place for this type of thinking, but I have seen the divergent thinking model used more often with better results.