A chartusedto evaluate the thinking style of persons, particular
ly foruse in collaborative teams.Thereare two main components of thinking styles: internal andexternal,they sharesimilarities to the extraversion and introversiontraits seen in huma
n personalities. The two thinking stylesare dichotomiesand can be used as axes when charting personal evaluation; note that "thereis no 'right' place on the grid."Creation ofideasInternalthinkerstypically express themselves best through writing and
take longer to develop and express ideas.Externalthinkerstypically express themselves best through speech andare fasterat developing and expressing ideas.Application of ideasDetailedthinkers typically focus on specific, existing situations and
start small,eventually working towards solving the greater wholeof a given problem.Visionarythinkers typically focus on broad, potential situations and start big, eventually working towards solving the more specific parts of a given problemWith both
thinking styles, eachbenefits from the existence ofthe other;internal thinkers 'feed' off of the rapid-fire ideas of external thinkers and, conversely, external thinkers are'grounded' by thedeliberate pace at whichinternal thinkers operate (Note that the speedat
whicheach functions has no correlation to intelligence). Detailed and visionary thinkers succeed in opposite realms and collaboratively can produce results fasterand betterthan alone.Learning styles
A chartusedto identify the learningstylesof people,particularly
foruse in analyzingcommunicationneeds in collaboration.Main article: Representational systems (NLP)For collaboration purposes, three learni
ng stylesare typically identified:Auditory learningoccurs through hearing the spoken word and re
presents approximately 25%ofthe populationKinestheticlearningoccurs through d
oing,touching and interacting and represents approximately 40%ofthe populationVis
uallearningoccurs through images,demonstrations and body language and re
presents approximately 30%ofthe populationThrough the use ofvaried(or redundant) communication styles, collaborative groups can communicate betterboth intern
ally and externally.Main article: Value (personal and cultural)Agreeing upon groupvalues is a step that "sets the tone" for further work.
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