About the VIEW® understanding your thinking style
The VIEW is a self assessment instrument that examines three important dimensions of style that relate directly to creative behavior, problem solving, and change management.
VIEW was designed to help you:
- See your strengths and your ‘blindspots’ more clearly – deepen your self awarenes
- Know how to work more effectively in teams or groups–enhance colaboration and productivity
- Understand key people aspects to consider when managing projects or dealing with organisational change
- Be far beter able to understand creativity, innovation, problem solving, and change
The three dimensions of style
- Orientation to Change: this scale describes the person’s perceived preferences in two general styles for responding to and managing structure, novelty, and authority, when you are dealing with change or solving problems.
- Developer style – thinking and working to improve within the accepted paradigms
- Explorer style – thinking and working beyond the accepted paradigms.
- Manner of Processing: this scale describes the person’s preference for how and when you use your own inner energy and resources, the energy and resources of others, and the environment; and for diferent ways of handling information when managing change or solving problems.
- External style – with other people throughout the process
- Internal style – thinking and working alone before sharing ideas with others
- Ways of Deciding: this scale describes the preferences for balancing and emphasising task concerns and personal or interpersonal needs when focusing your thinking and moving toward decisions and action.
- Person style –maintaining harmony and interpersonal relationships
- Task style –emphasising logical, rational, and appropriate decisions
Your VIEW preferences are a set of levers that can be directly and deliberately influenced.
Any safe assessment needs sound psychometric properties of reliability and validity. In general, an instrument is reliable when it measures what it is supposed to measure and it’s valid when it acurately predicts performance.
The gold standard for the evaluation of assessments is The Buros Institute and their summary of the VIEW is as follows:
“The developers of the VIEW have taken a complex and dynamic construct (creative problem solving, problem-solving style) and attempted to dismantle it into three component dimensions (OtC, MoP, and WoD). They have done an admirable job in refining the instrument over time, validating their structural model, and providing adequate validation support.”
“The VIEW appears to be what it purports to be, a measure of problem-solving style preference.”