Reasoning: Mental Processes Required By Job

6 Holistic Concepts, Meanings, Options, Strategies: pioneering mental orientation which looks for possibilities through awareness of ideas, concepts, theory, hypothesis, options, and strategies. "Phenomena and events in the real world do not always fit a linear model. Hence, the most reliable means of dissecting a situation into its constituent parts and reassembling them in the desired pattern is not a step-by-step methodology such as systems analysis. Rather, it is the nonlinear thinking tool, the human brain. True strategic thinking thus contrasts sharply with the conventional mechanical systems approach based on linear thinking. But it also contrasts with the approach that stakes everything on intuition, reaching conclusions without any real breakdown or analysis."1

Holistic concepts, meaning, options, strategies requiring thinking applied to the big picture, progressive solutions of current problems, and/or future possibilities or breakthroughs; work with abstract variables and new options; non-linear thinking. This includes intuition, hunches, ideas, concepts, theories, assessment and choice of options, strategies.

High motivation indicates that this person is strongly motivated to apply thinking to the big picture through holistic ideas, concepts, options and strategies. This does not mean, suggest or imply that thinking is kept only in a holistic context; but it does mean that the first and constant priority and focus are on the big picture. (Example: a high motivation indicates that this person is more inclined to be an executive than a manager, more inclined to be a manager than a supervisor.) Pieces of the picture are brought in to the big picture.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person's mental orientation includes holistic and conceptual thinking, awareness of the essential meaning of things, ability to deal with abstract variables, consideration and selection of options. The big picture is kept in mind as this person works with ideas, plans, or activities.
Low motivation indicates that this person works with facts and tangibles. Intangibles, abstract ideas, theories and hypothesis are not demonstrable vocational skills. Plans, schedules, and processes are the kinds of things that this person can get a handle on and use.