Problem solving styles are consistent individual differences in the ways people prefer to generate and focus, in order to gain clarity, produce ideas, and prepare for action when solving problems or managing change.
VIEW is designed to enable people to understand and appreciate their unique, personal problem-solving style preferences, and to assist and support people in using their preferences to solve problems and to manage change effectively. Specifically, VIEW's objectives are to help people to:
Understand their style of creativity and why differences are important;
Identify three main areas in which people differ when managing change and solving problem;
Identify two contrasting style preferences for each of the three style dimensions;
Become aware of and interpret their personal problem-solving style preferences;
Investigate the implications of their style preferences for their personal creative efforts;
Recognize and appreciate style diversity and use it to build high-performance teams and organizations.
What Does the VIEW assess?
Orientation to Change: Your preference for responding to and from managing structure, novelty, and authority when dealing with change or solving problems. Manner of Processing: How you use your own inner energy and resources, and that of others, when managing change or solving problems. Ways of Deciding: Your preference when focusing your thinking and moving toward decisions and action:task concerns or personal and interpersonal needs.
VIEW is a 34-item inventory that individuals can complete on-line in approximately 10-15 minutes.
Results of the VIEW are then debriefed with a certified VIEW practitioner.