You may be wondering what a multi-dimensional thinker is and how becoming one will help your business. Einstein was a multi-dimensional thinker and strongly believed in the concept. This way of thinking uses mental or sensory imagery rather than words, sentences, or internal dialogue. As we all know, the greatest entrepreneurs and leaders are visionaries. A clear vision is like watching a movie out of your ideas, you can see a vivid picture of your thoughts much faster than verbal thoughts.
You may assume multi-dimensional thinking is synonymous with multi-thinking, but they are somewhat different. Multi-dimensional thinkers are innovative, which is an attribute some multi-thinkers do not have. A Multi-thinker is when one thinks about many things at once, and is still able to function while making sense. It is different from multitasking, because multitasking is doing many things at once. Although we believe it may be easy to multi-task for the proper output or anticipated outcome, you may not get your desired result, without being able to properly input the right ideas or think each task clearly through, while using a single-minded thought process.
Multi-thinkers always weigh the alternatives and keep a plan b, unlike the single-minded thinker; the multi-dimensional thinker utilizes the characteristics of both multi-thinking and multi-tasking. They are able to assess and make clear decisions about each idea, delegate and implement those task into action not only at the same time, but efficiently implement and distribute those task with the least amount of their resources at the proper times.
Multi-Dimensional Thinkers are able to visually think, and cope with the intensity of building their organizational capital. Below are three resources that are not only the foundation of a successful company, they also have a strong impact on your revenue, profits, and cost:
- Financial Capital – are the different monetary sources a company can use to implement its strategy. Innovative thinkers create the proper strategy and implement their financial resources properly to meet goals, cut cost, or expand through investment. The sources of financial capital range from equity, leases, loans and more.
- Physical Capital – are your tangible assets and physical technology. Successful companies understand that technology rapidly changes and is driven by innovation, the proper equipment is necessary to meet the desired capacity needs of your customers, and location is a key factor in business. Multi-dimensional thinkers are able to properly implement the proper hardware and software technology, chose the proper equipment for efficient operations, and position themselves in the right geographic locations for reaching their target market segments and accomplishing their greatest ROI.
- Human Capital – represents the cohesiveness of your company’s cross-functional relationships, intelligence, experience, and training; it also provides insight on the judgment of each individual worker of your company. A sound strategy aligned with your vision, and the processes that build your organizational capital, will show you the proper amount of resources needed to invest, whether in training or hiring the most qualified staff to meet your goals.
The PMC Team