Many conventional teams are inductive, starting with a theory and looking for data that applies; others are deductive, trying to form hypotheses only after all known data is gathered and analyzed. Abductive reasoning, by contrast, is an iterative process. You start with the data you have and test it, drawing a preliminary hypothesis and continuing to adjust the concept over time. The types of problems that most people will encounter in business are likely to be solved more quickly and effectively through abductive reasoning.
Authors: Ann Johnston, Darren Lee, Mike Pino
Subjects: Decision Making, Management, Organizational Behavior, Teamwork