Memes & The Ladder LO7210

Michel, Christopher J (
Mon, 06 May 1996 09:09:00 EDT

Replying to LO7190 --


Dr. Scott Simmerman wrote

>It took me a LONG time to recognize that my thinking style was very
>different from others. When styles match, thinking is often
>collaborative. When styles mismatch, thinking can be a problem.

Great post on thinking. However, I have experienced a different teaming
AHA! dealing with different thinking styles. On a team I participated in,
we suffered through a lengthy period of very non-productive times until we
discovered that our thinking styles were significantly different. Once,
discovered - viva le difference!! Most of the value from our
collaborative engagements were the result of using all of the thinking
styles such that we were able to get perspectives that like thinking may
have ignored or not even thought of. This required a great deal of
patience from the different thinkers, but we actually reached a point when
all views were expected.

Chris Michel
NCR Corporation
1529 Brown Street, EMD-5
Dayton OH 45479


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