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Complex Thinking, Base

This test will provide you with a good understanding of a person’s flexibility, creativity and strategic thinking. You will get indicators of an individual’s adaptability, problem solving, planning and abstract thinking. The test also indicates the inclination to follow or bend the rules as well as the level of accuracy when solving problems and adapting to changes in the environment. Finally, the candidates awareness of the own capacity in relation to others is displayed.  

Main abilities

Cognitive flexibility

The ability to switch between different thoughts and possible behaviors, as well as find new solutions. Examples why this is important:

  •    To be able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances

  •    To be able to look at things from different perspectives

  •    To be able to switch between thought processes

Creativity

The ability to create new solutions, here within given frames. Examples why this is important:

  •    To be able to quickly find different solutions to a problem

  •    To find solutions that works

  •    To relate and stick to given constraints

Strategic Thinking

The ability to go beyond the concrete meaning of things and phenomena in thought and instead perceive the overarching and essential. And also, the ability to create a plan that generates the most effective solution to a problem or take on a challenge. Examples why this is important.

  •    Be able to develop and organize an effective plan / way forward in a complex situation

  •    Be able to take a top-down perspective

Supporting abilities

These indicators explain the quality of some of the main abilities above. In this case focus on rules and Accuracy.

Focus on rules

Shows how well an individual stick to the rules when performing complicated tasks under time pressure. This is important to understand if an individual is inclined to follow rules or rather think outside the box when finding solutions to a problem. 

Accuracy

How accurate is the individual when performing complicated tasks under time pressure. The level of accuracy may be more or less important in different tasks and jobs.

Self-Awareness

Indicates the candidates awareness of the own capacity in relation to others. 

Read more about the other tests Complex thinking, Extended or Full Cognitive Profile

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