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Integrative Thinking


Definition: Integrative Thinking is a decision making and reasoning approach for complex problems based on finding new, creative solutions rather than merely choosing the best solution from a list of alternatives.
In 1994 Henry Mintzberg in his book Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, argues that key to complex problem solving is Synthesis instead of mere analysis.
Similarly to the earlier Lateral Thinking and Design Thinking approaches, Integrative Thinking is also based on abductive reasoning.


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