Does the person understand cause-effect relationships?
Analytical thought is the ability to understand a situation, breaking it down into small parts and identifying its implications step by step. It includes systematically organising the parts of a problem or situation, comparing different elements or aspects and setting priorities in a rational manner. It also includes understanding chronological sequences and the cause-effect relationships of the facts.
- Breaks down problems or situations without carrying out a specific assessment of them.
- Makes a list of issues to address without assigning them a certain order or priority.
- Dedicates enough time to basically analyse problems before taking action.
- Asks question to their co-workers or superiors in order to obtain relevant information.
- Breaks problems down into parts and establishes simple causal relationships (A causes B).
- Identifies the pros and cons of decisions made.
- Sets priorities with regard to work tasks, in accordance with their order of importance.
- Seeks and obtains information from different sources in order to obtain a broader overview of problems and situations.
- Breaks down a complex problem into different parts.
- Is able to establish complex causal links between different circumstances.
- Recognises various possible causes of a fact or various consequences of an action or chain of events (A causes B causes C causes D).
- Analyses the relationships between the parts of a problem or situation in order to anticipate obstacles and plans the next steps.
- Applies learnt methods or concepts with the aim of analysing situations and facilitating decision-making.
- Conducts complex analyses, taking into account multiple variables that are related in non-obvious manner.
- Uses different analysis techniques to identify various solutions, weighing the value of each.
- Breaks a problem down into multiple parts, detailing each one and establishing their causal relationships.