Look at the picture below. The man is in charge of a new project, and he is a man with a plan. Before he started to work on the project, he spent a lot of time and energy working out exactly what he thought would be the best way to do the project and exactly what the finished product must look like.
Why Is Flexible Thinking Important?
At the 2005 conference of the American Psychologists' Association, Vartanian and his colleagues presented research which focused on flexible thinking as the most basic component of creativity. Flexible thinking enables us to look at a problem or situation in a new way and to come up with an innovative solution or product. According to these researchers, the keys to creativity are conceptual flexibility, divergent thinking and not committing too early to one solution when trying to solve a problem.
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