contextual thinking

contextual thinking,

n a method of diagnosis in which the practitioner evaluates a patient's symptoms as an individual segment in a complex continuum rather than an effect of a specific cause or influence.
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The NAB curriculum stresses this complex of relational and contextual thinking within which art is produced and understood.
The survey reveals that according to global HR leaders the top 5 core competencies of their profession are Change Management (the ability to deal with uncertainty and change), Maturity (the stability of performance under stress, Openness (being open to new ideas and different practices), Flexibility/Adaptability and Contextual Thinking (the ability to see the bigger picture and develop cognitive complexity).