It really gives you a more fulfilling view and understanding of the world. A lot of other disciplines tend to be very specific and narrow with their focus, but the world is becoming more connected as time goes on and it would require individuals to adapt a more global and holistic perspective in order to understand and connect with other groups and other cultures. The discipline puts humanity as its central focus and works to answer questions about what it means to be
Discoveries can be fresh, meaningful and extremely influential in the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual realms. This compels individuals to introspect, whilst formulate anew their perceptions and values towards the world, leading to an altering of individuals understandings on themselves and others. Discoveries can be influenced by one’s personal, cultural and historical context, leading to a challenging of previously formulated perspectives. Additionally, the experience of a discovery, whether it be positive or negative, can be intensely meaningful and paramount for an individual. Furthermore, discoveries can be triggered by the uncovering of fresh and unique information that challenges one’s predilections.
Researchers will need to have a close involvement with the participants to understand their perspective and interpretation regarding on a situation or phenomenon to develop an in-depth explanation. Qualitative research is done in a wide-angle lens as subjectivity is critical to examines the breadth and depth of phenomena. It is often designs in open-ended questions in order to analyse and interpret the data. The method for qualitative research includes ethnography, interview, historical research, participant observation and textual analysis. (Brennen, 2013) With the strengths of the both qualitative research and quantitative research, triangulation research method will be conducted to enhance and validate the research.
One of the main insights that came from my behavioural profile was that I need to explore Opposing, I have consciously started to work on this, at times this has proved difficult as time constraints often require the task to be completed. I have also learned that on occasions it is better to become a bystander, listening then offering alternatives which in turn has developed the opportunity to explore alternatives creating opportunity to oppose, resulting in generating better relations and trust within my working environment. The more I practice this the more confident I have become; this should prove a very useful tool when I am involved in
Information Decision theory believes that professional heterogeneous group with the diversity of the Information needed to generate creative ideas and broad perspective (Harvey, 2013; Milliken et al. 2003), is advantageous to the information processing and utilization, and generate diverse views, and enhancing the feasibility of decision-making through multiple perspectives (Shin et al. 2012). There are various reasons for the difference of views, including relevant experiences, such as education degree, team tenure, professional background, age, gender and other individual attributes, whose remarkable characteristics are difficult to make humanity
As we noted at several points, there are certain inherent tensions involved in trying to put these values into practice; each of them carried to an extreme often contradicts others. A key element to successful critical thinking is understanding the balance between these different criteria and the need for occasionally trading off one against another. As we suggested earlier, belief in reason and the rules for civilized dialogue are probably the essential starting points for any exercise in critical thinking. If we can’t agree on the basic rules for engagement with others - rules that honor the traditions of dialogue and that are commonly accepted by thinkers everywhere - then the prospect for effective engagement and truly critical common thinking is vastly reduced. We have to agree on the rules of logic and the nature of dialogue and the role of evidence, as well as criteria for evaluating the quality of evidence.
Conflicts can create synergy and creativity among team members and on the other hand, can lead to the destruction of a team. Organizations develop group on skill levels, not personality and this can pose a significant threat. Team members with strong personalities are grounded in their beliefs, may recruit allies, create polarization among co-workers, and escalate a situation, this can be challenging and distract from a goal or project. Team members can improve personality conflict by recognizing, accepting and nurturing differences (Kyriakidou, 2009). Acknowledging and recognizing these differences can lead to a stronger more innovative
Integrative thinking grasps the importance of negotiating between competing ideas and applying an interdisciplinary approach. Optimism highlights the ethos of potential, always seeking improvements. Experimentation describes the concept of regularly testing new ideas to try for radical change. Collaboration is the need to readily work with others across disciplines. While without context these principles are vague, their implementation within various programs shows parallels with the liberal arts.
I question whether continuous improvement makes some stakeholders despondent toward more changes or is an innovative culture more like a catalyst? Similarly, many initiatives can be positioned in line with the mission, but it does not seem advantageous for leaders to champion every initiative. I would like to learn more about how leaders choose the best initiatives for their organization. It seems important to understand because of the complexity of institutions. There could be hundreds of opportunities available, but I would think we must have additional discerning ways to hone our efforts further when multiple opportunities are in line with institutional
The Role of Natural Science to Address Marine Contamination Issues with Interdisciplinary Approach Nowadays, collaboration with crossing boundaries such as across disciplines, experts, policy makers and the public is needed to solve complex problems (Klein, 2004, as cited in Lele et al, 2005). Integration of multiple disciplines creates new knowledge and opens a possibility to address broader issues. Therefore, interdisciplinary approach incorporating natural and social science become the best way to get the best solution of the complex problems. Many people often consider natural science and social science as two different world of practice which have different approaches, paradigms and standards (Nuijten, 2010). Marine contamination issue