Why Lateral Thinking is Important?

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Nguyen Ngoc Dien
Manager, Viet Nam

Why Lateral Thinking is Important?

We can not discover a new gold mine using the old map. Reality is diverse and multidimensional. So lateral thinking - thinking out of the box, is a natural and necessary way to tackle problems, especially whenever we can not solve them by traditional methods.


The Way Forward

Lateral thinking is a combination of critical thinking, creative thinking, mathematical thinking and all other thinking patterns. We also need to have good experience to get the best out of the lateral thinking. We need to brake all our assumptions, if we are to move forward with lateral thinking.

  Jackie Yeoh
Manager, Malaysia

Lateral Thinking Brings Out Human Capital

Lateral thinking should be the way that every employee should think while in employment. This will the bring out the best of any human capital in an organization.

  Srinivasan, India

Task -> Think Lateral or Not

Lateral thinking cannot be associated with the old and new man. It depends on the task if and how we should encourage people to think laterally.

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

All Types of Thinking are Important

@Rohana: Edward De Bono designed the 6 thinking hats approach because people were getting confused and overwhelmed with ...


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