Monjin Help | Assessment Guide - Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving

  • Give me an example of a time that you introduced a new approach or technique to more effectively accomplish your work or the work of your team? What was the situation? What made you decide to introduce a new approach? How did you decide on your new approach or technique? What factors did you consider in introducing it? What was the result of your new approach?
  • Can you recall a time when you needed to learn a new skill or assimilate a lot of new data quickly in order to meet a project or work requirement? What steps did you take to acquire this learning? How much time did this take?
  • Tell me about a situation in which you had to quickly adjust to changing requirements at work. What was the impact of the change on you? Describe your thoughts and feelings at the time.
  • What has been your most creative or ingenious solution to a problem? How did you develop the idea/solution? What was the outcome?
  • Describe a time when an unforeseen event or circumstance completely changed your planned course of action. What was the impact of the change on you? What was your reaction time? What was the result? Provide an example of a time when you were asked to do something that had never been done before. How did you get started? How did you identify gaps along the way? What was the result?
  • I'd be interested to hear about a situation in which you operated in an environment with little or no structure or direction. (How did you respond? Describe your thoughts and feelings at the time).
  • Would you prefer: to be given a lot of information with initially very little guidelines, or a lot of guidelines with initially little information.
  • Have you ever had to work hard to convince others in your own or a client organization to take a course of action you were recommending or to accept one of your ideas? What was the situation? How did you go about convincing the others involved? What factors did you emphasize or techniques did you use to convince them? What was their response? What happened in the end?

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