There‘ve been many discussions about the slowing of innovation in large companies and conversely, how quickly small firms seem to create new ideas and products. There are 3 reasons that slow the development of new products in large firms. They are, in no particular order:
- Analysis: a careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do, and how they are related to each other
- Synthesis: the combining of often diverse conceptions into a coherent whole
* from www.merriam-webster.com
Characteristics of Analysis
- easily replaced–a commodity
- narrow viewpoint–uses few intelligences described by Gardner
- typified by “here’s your answer. What’s next?”
Characteristics of Synthesis
- multi-generational thinking
- thought-provoking questions and discussions
- uses many intelligences
- irreplaceable asset
If you were to place yourself and your organization on an “Analysis–Synthesis” continuum, where would you be located?
Analysis is the answering of questions posed by others and is a commodity and can be and has been replaced by Google, Excel, and subject matter experts. Synthesis enables you to ask great questions as a means to determine the root cause, the right plan, or to provide the best advice.
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Originally posted 2015-10-13 05:57:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter