Idea 15: Hallmarks of a good analytical mind
How do you spot a good analytical mind in a team member or in someone applying for a job? First, we have to define what we mean by analytical ability.
Many people think of analysis more or less in its original literal meaning of simply taking things to bits, like a child dismantling a toy. But in the conceptual realm of the mind it is much more than that – when analyzing you are looking for something, rather like dissecting a dead fish to inspect its backbone. What your intellectual quarry actually is will depend on the nature of the case, but you may, for example, be seeking to:
- Establish the relationship of the parts to each other and to the whole.
- Find the true cause or causes of the problem.
- Identify ...