Imagination is an important attribute to have in business: the skill to visualise the whole in one’s imagination. It is part and parcel of being creative in the approach to decision –making.
Being imaginative is a crucial ability to develop in oneself and others: it helps to surprise the competition, to exploit the unexpected, to invent new products or services, or to solve problems creatively.
Indicators of a healthy level of imagination are the abilities to:
· Recall events easily and visually
· Foresee what may happen before an event
· Be inventive or creative artistically, mechanically or verbally
· Fantasise about future events.
These elements of recall, visualising, creating, foreseeing and fantasising contribute to effective thinking in business as much as in arts or scientific fields.