Essay Mental Models and Mindsets
Mental models are the ways individuals process the information in one’s mind. According to Mental Models and Reasoning (n.d.), Charles Sanders Pierce in 1896, stated, “Reasoning is a process in which humans examine the state of things asserted in the premises. Forms a diagram of the state of things, perceives in the parts of the diagram relations not explicitly mentioned in the premises, satisfies itself by mental experiments upon the diagram that these relations would always subsist, or at least would do so in a certain proportion of cases, and concludes their necessary, or probable truth.” In 1943, Kenneth Craik, a psychologist, suggested that individuals “built small- scale models” predicting events …show more content…
Working for a new organization it has been hard to adapt and get things done in the new surroundings. At the previous organization, I had a private office and now I find myself in a cubicle having to discuss human resource information in an open area. Although the office will be moving to a new location sometime in the near future; however, the situation has influenced me to adapt my mindset. My co-workers are having some of the same issues, as the majority of the personnel are new to this organization, and only a few that were with the company under the old owners. We all must remember that the environment can easily affect our mindset.