|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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