Holistic Picture or Detail Approach?

Do you have a tendency to see a holistic picture or drawn to see a specific detail?

Everyone has a different style of perceiving how things work. Some will think the bigger picture of what’s happening microscopically. Another is going to investigate the microscopic detail. The two mindsets can be applied differently in different circumstances.

However, people will tend to think in one way than another. It will result in certain people will give a similar pattern of input and comment, i.e. working and speaking style. Among people, there will be opinions that often contradict one another. However, there is a better opinion within the discussion, often due to the correct approach taken.

A person who understands the bigger picture will be suitable for managing a team to see the issue holistically. To be good at it, one needs to get exposure to various components to know what’s going on. A mind mapping skill is usually required for one to see a bigger picture.

On the other hand, some people are more capable of a spontaneous incident where the solution can be decided on the circumstances. These types of people focus on the present issue that often suggests a practical solution for the moment.

People who have a propensity towards the big picture will think more intuitively than people who think practical. However, over-rely on intuition will be struggling for a fast pace environment and disturbance. Intuition will even obstruct one’s way to action.

Conversely, solving the problem practically without considering the bigger picture may create a conflict of interest that eventually harm the stakeholders. Therefore, one needs to shift the thinking behaviour through action that will steadily train the mindset to consider both directions. By considering both sides, one will be better at solving a wide range of problems,

What action will you do to make yourself have both thinking mindsets?

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