Globalization Questionnaire

Mental Process Paper
October 6, 2010

Mental Process Paper
Mental process is defined as “the performance of combination thought processes or an operation that affects mental contents” [   (Free Dictionary, 2010, p. 1) ].   Creative intelligence is one part of the mental process aspect.   When making business decisions, the use of creative intelligence is used daily.   The content of this paper will focus on comparing and contrasting the four styles of creative intelligence and their influence on organizational decision-making; a discussion on the five forces that influence one’s mental models and mindsets and how it limits mental models and mindsets; and the most commonly used mental models and mindsets that guide Sedonia’s decision-making in her workplace.
Four styles of creative intelligence
Creative intelligence has four styles: intuitive, innovative, imaginative, and inspirational style.   Intuitive style “focuses on results and relies on past experiences to guide decisions (Rowe, 2004, p. 3).   Innovative style “concentrates on problem-solving and relies on data” (Rowe, 2004, p. 3).   Imaginative style uses visual opportunities or more of an artistic aspect of decision-making permitting one to “think out the box” (Rowe, 2004, p. 3).   “Inspirational style focuses on social change” (Rowe, 2004, p. 3).   Intuitive and innovative styles are similar because persons who make decisions may form an action plan on how he or she should handle a problem or rely on past data to resolve problems.   Imaginative and inspirational styles can be one in the same as well since one who creates the social change while making decisions usually takes (thinking out the box) creative thoughts to make those decisions work.
The variation between the four creative intelligence styles are intuitive styles has to match the situation with a similar situation and perform an analysis of the outcome of that situation prior to making any decisions.   However, Innovative style gathers...