Why organizations need divergent thinkers?

SparcIt
Sep 20, 2016 · 4 min read

Are divergent thinkers valuable for their organization?

The short answer is — it depends. No human quality is universally beneficial, and even a trait as appealing as divergent thinking can have its downsides, particularly in certain work contexts where following certain instruction is crucial.

Divergent thinkers tend to find new opportunities, look for new solutions, are more customer driven, easier to train and tend to have a broader outlook.

With advancements in technology, we are seeing the rise of divergent thinking assessments and its incorporation within the organizations’ recruiting and training processes.

In order to accurately measure one’s divergent thinking abilities, one must be given a set of open-ended stimuli, scenarios and exercises. Furthermore, the responses must be graded efficiently for a large group of participants. One of the well-researched and well-known assessments is SparcIt’s Creative Thinking assessment. Unlike traditional assessment, SparcIt’s unique feature is the use of open-ended exercises and automated scoring. Using a Watson-like engine, SparcIt’s patent-pending engine, accurately and efficiently grades the participants’ responses and provide a detailed report to the participants and the test administrators. Hence, it eliminates the major factors for not using such assessments.

SparcIt’s Creative Thinking assessment is fun, fast, automated, affordable and scalable.

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Large-scale Creative Thinking Assessment

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Large-scale Creative Thinking Assessment