Understanding, analyzing, synthesizing and relating complex information and abstract variables; drawing logical conclusions and/or providing reasonable and creative alternatives.
Analyzes and synthesizes information
- Gathers inputs from appropriate sources of information (e.g. written sources, people).
- Breaks down a problem into parts to better understand it.
- Identifies the links between situations and information.
- Uses common sense, past experience and basic rules to identify key underlying issues and to problem-solve.
- Considers relevant facts and alternatives when making decisions.
- Visualizes and diagrams key processes.
- Recognizes when a new approach is needed to solve a problem.
Applies broad analysis to reach conclusions
- Reviews existing options, concepts and approaches, and identifies one(s) that will work in the situation at hand.
- Observes patterns and inter-relationships to determine the root causes of problems.
- Considers different ways of interpreting available information.
- Applies innovative methods to understand and try different approaches and solutions.
- Evaluates the impact of proposed solutions on people, systems and equipment.
- Thinks beyond the limits of the accepted and conventional.
Manages multiple complex relationships
- Thinks several steps ahead in deciding on best course of action(s) (anticipates likely outcomes).
- Draws on experience and knowledge to assess and analyze facts and information that may not be complete to come to quick and appropriate decisions (i.e. intuition).
- Applies concepts and techniques from other disciplines or fields of research to solve problems.