Lateral Thinking is Divergent Thinking

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Dr Vasundhara Padmanabhan
Manager, India

Lateral Thinking is Divergent Thinking

Lateral thinking is hypothesizing the alternate ways of solving a problem. It involves divergent thinking and, at times, intuition. People can be trained to think laterally. Developing a culture of divergent thinking facilitates lateral thinking.

  Satish Talikota
Management Consultant, India
 

Lateral Thinking is Divergent Thinking

Seems like the lateral thinking method accommodates out of the box thinking, which we commonly apply for a solution deadlock and when there is no clue on something, which is so important these days.

  Nicola Rovetta
CxO / Board, Italy
 

Divergent and Convergent Thinking

I attended a workshop held by a company probably having this as one of their properties, but they basically divide in "Divergent" and "Convergent" thinking. And they are not mutually excluding, but recursively alternating. First you diverge (lateral) to space out and include also extreme possibilities; then you converge (vertical) sharpening the best ideas into reality and feasibility.

 

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