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Whole Brain Model

Whole Brain Model

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The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a system to measure and describe thinking preferences in people, developed by William "Ned" Herrmann while leading management education at General Electric's Crotonville facility. It is a type of cognitive style measurement and model, and is often compared to psychological assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Learning Orientation Questionnaire, DISC assessment, and others.


Related models: Big FiveBelbin TeamrollenCore Quadrants van OfmanColor Theory of ChangeCultural Dimensions (Hofstede)Leary's RoseSix Thinking Hats (De Bono)Social Styles (Wilson)

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The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a system to measure and describe thinking preferences in people, developed by William "Ned" Herrmann while leading management education at General Electric's Crotonville facility. It is a type of cognitive style measurement and model, and is often compared to psychological assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Learning Orientation Questionnaire, DISC assessment, and others.

Related models: Big FiveBelbin TeamrollenCore Quadrants van OfmanColor Theory of ChangeCultural Dimensions (Hofstede)Leary's RoseSix Thinking Hats (De Bono)Social Styles (Wilson)

Brain Dominance Model

In his brain dominance model, Herrmann identifies four different modes of thinking:

 

A. Analytical thinking:

-    Key words : Auditive,logical, factual, critical, technical and quantitative.

-    Preferred activities : collecting data, analysis, understanding how things work, judging ideas based on facts, criteria and logical reasoning.

 

B. Sequential thinking

-    Key words : safekeeping, structured, organized, complexity or detailed, planned.

-    Preferred activities : following directions, detail oriented work, step-by-step problem solving, organization and implementation.

 

C. Interpersonal thinking

-    Key words : Kinesthetic, emotional, spiritual, sensory, feeling.

-    Preferred activities : listening to and expressing ideas, looking for personal meaning, sensory input, and group interaction.

 

D. Imaginative thinking

-    Key words : Visual, holistic, intuitive, innovative, and conceptual.

-    Preferred activities : Looking at the big picture, taking initiative, challenging assumptions, visuals, metaphoric thinking, creative problem solving, long term thinking.

 

Related models:

-   Big Five

 -   Belbin Teamrollen

 -   Core Quadrants van Ofman

 -   Color Theory of Change

 -   Cultural Dimensions (Hofstede)

 -   Leary's Rose

-   Six Thinking Hats (De Bono)

-   Social Styles (Wilson)

 

Source:

-     Wikipedia