Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Monthly “Dot Connections” Mind vs. Mind Nov., 2016

Diagnose the problems and lead changes at the mindset level.

The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Organizations today become hyperconnected and overcomplex, fixing symptoms on the surface can often cause more damages fro the long run; it is crucial to diagnose the problems and lead changes at the mindset level, for keeping change sustainable. The right mind is the foundation with which to build competitive capabilities and drive the right attitude, and push digital transformation effortlessly.

      Mind vs. Mind Dot Connection Nov. 2016


Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking in Workplace: Both critical thinking and creative thinking are vital in a workplace. These skills hand in hand help drive the growth of an organization and its employees as well as enable effectiveness (doing the right things or framing the right questions) efficiency (doing things right) and agility (ability to adapt to the changes) in solving problems and making decisions.
Problem vs. Opportunity Mindset? We are all familiar with such philosophical reasoning: Every risk (problem) has an opportunity in it, and every opportunity has a risk (problem) in it. Isn't opportunities and problems the same thing only with a perceptive change? Doesn't it come down to how we view the situation - at the time it could be a problem or it could be an opportunity? Or to put simply, are they sort of mindset?
Holistic Thinking vs. Mechanistic Thinking At the industrial age, the mechanical mind is a “mainstream” thinking process to solve the problems via reductionism, it may work well because the business environment does not change so dramatically, and the organization or the whole world were running in a silo. However, digital means flow, hyper-connectivity and interdependence, the holistic thinking which requires interdisciplinary knowledge and systematic approach is on demand to deal with today’s over-complex business dynamic. What is the perceived difference between holistic and mechanistic thinking?  What are the characteristics of situations/problems in which we should adopt holistic thinking ( vs. mechanistic thinking)? When is the trade-off more beneficial in adopting holistic thinking versus mechanistic thinking?.
Optimistic vs. Pessimistic Mind  An optimistic mind sees the sunny side of the things and the world; a pessimistic mind sees the dark side of the things and the world; there’s nothing absolutely right or wrong with both types of minds, but it is optimistic mind pushes the world moving forward and makes the life progressive.
Intuitive vs. Deliberate Thought: Perhaps the mind is one of the most complex things in the world; the mind is the interface between body and consciousness. It can be very active if we care for it. We worry about our body, leaving our mind and consciousness in our actions. In jumping the marvels of how we came to be at this point where it can be described in mapping the brain, we really have the need to know the foundation of thought itself.  And how to shift from intuitive to deliberate thought.
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