Creative thinking comes in many shapes and sizes, but for a business analyst, creative thinking is about being able to see new relationship and solutions with known information and tools and vice versa (new tools to solve old problems). For example, if a person understands electricity and electrical currents, then they might be able to use a fork, which is an eating utensil, to fix a circuit issue. This actually applies to art as well. For example, I have just heard a song I really like and I happen to know a lot about dance moves. I can use my dance moves to visually depict the song.
SN: This shows us that even art requires a trained hand. The more time I dedicate to mastering my dance skills, the better able I will be to use those skills to convey a song.
So here is your challenge. This is my first one, so I'm not gonna make it too challenging. You (hopefully), know a little something about business analysis. Below is a new quote I'm presenting to you. In honors of the late Nelson Mandela, consider how this quote is related to the business analyst profession.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. -Nelson Mandela
Yeah I know, its easy. I promise they''ll get tougher