Sunday, August 14, 2016

“Talent Master” Book Introduction Chapter 2 Digital Intelligence

Digital intelligence is multidimensional and contextual! Whether someone is intelligent or not depends entirely on what you are asking them to accomplish with their brain.

We live in the Digital Era in which knowledge life cycle is significantly shortened, information is only a click away, knowledge is abundant, but insight is like the treasure hidden in the sea of the data, and the signal is inundated with a lot of loud background noises which can distract you from concentrating on the most important things, and outdated information or false knowledge can mislead you to make poor judgments and ineffective decisions. Therefore, intelligence becomes more important, not less, for surviving and thriving in today’s knowledge economy and digital new normal. Digital intelligence has, even more, broader horizon and multidimensional perspectives. Character defines who you are, vision drives where you want to go, and multidimensional intelligence decides how you overcome numerous obstacles to reaching the destination. It’s a step closer to wisdom which transcends philosophy as well as psychology for achieving professional maturity. Digital workforce with multidimensional intelligence today have to climb the wisdom pyramid, to gain knowledge, be insightful, and bring wisdom to the workplace.

Problems-solving: Intelligence is mainly comprised of two parts: the first part is the brain ability to preliminarily understand the extent of any problem or condition. The people with what being referred as highly intelligent have a strong aptitude to understand the “complexity” of the given problem. Some people can get the whole picture effortlessly as opposed to others that can’t seem to get a grasp on the problem. And the second part of intelligence is the brain’s ability to call on as many neural circuits, to “connect the dots” in the wider brain area, in order to solve the given problems. Intelligence is the quick and clear perception of any situation, plus ability to adjust to any circumstance. Whether someone is intelligent or not depends entirely on what you are asking them to accomplish with their brain.

Critical thinking: Critical Thinking is the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach answer or conclusions. There is only a very small fraction of the true critical thinker because critical thinking is complex, it needs to combine different thinking processes, to gather a mass of information, break it apart and reconstruct it, leverage both analysis and synthesis, and it has creativity embedded in. Critical thinking is essential for making decisions based on opening up with the diverse viewpoint, and getting input from a broad range of personalities and cognitive differences of people on the particular matter. And the combination of thought is truly powerful to conceptualize, communicate, develop and execute solutions, not just based on evidence, but on trends and discovery of hidden connections.

Strategic wisdom: With today's "VUCA" digital characteristics - Velocity, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, a digital leader or professional with strategic wisdom can move toward the uncharted water and blurred digital territories more confidently, as they have a clearer vision and higher "changeability." Strategic thinkers can always “keep the end in mind.” A strategic mind gains the understanding of the past and an understanding of the future so far as information permits, it has the ability to view the whole ecosystem with all its dependencies and interconnectivity. It has the ability to tie all these things together in order to develop actionable plans, and it has the ability to identify key leverage points where the non-proportional impact can be made, and it has the ability to hypothesize interventions and iterate them the right fit is made.

“Highing mindset, build capability, and train for skills,” should become the digital mantra for talent management. To dig into the mindset level and assess multidimensional digital intelligence, it’s perhaps helpful to break down assessment types such as critical thinking, creativity, cognition, decision-making bias and capability, motivational drivers, passions, behavioral styles, and patterns, etc. The talent assessment not only measures thinking but teaches the person how to tap into their most powerful and brilliant modes of thinking anytime, anywhere, under any circumstances. The goal is to guide, inspire, and develop people to unleash their full potential and also the collective human potential for the business’s digital transformation and long-term prosperity.

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