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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Jesse Laintz
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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)?

Along with the majority of responses, I too have worked for a supervisor that always had an answer before looking into an issue. This can be argued as a good thing and as a bad thing depending on the circumstances. When looking at this in a broad aspect I would lean toward this as more of a convergent type of thinking. There are times when more information and farther investigation is valid, ie a complaint that an operator has been using excessive force during call-outs. So both divergent and convergent thinking can be used in a law enforcement profession.