Overview: Convergent Thinking | ||
Function | Decision MakingProblem SolvingBusiness Processes | |
Value | Calculating the correct answer to questions and problems. | |
Related Techniques | Divergent Thinking |
What is Convergent Thinking? John Spacey, October 17, 2015 updated on April 23, 2017
Convergent thinking is the process of determining the correct answer to a problem. It is often contrasted with divergent thinking, a process of creative thinking that questions and probes a topic rather than calculating a logically correct answer.
It can often be demonstrated that there's a right answer to a calculation, decision or problem. Convergent thinking typically applies best known techniques to determine this answer. It can also be used when there's no unambiguously correct answer to a problem. In such cases, it might be called conventional thinking.
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