Is the ability to identify patters across situations that are not obviously related, and to identify key or underlying issues in complex situations.
- Distinguishes between critical and irrelevant pieces of information.
- Gathers information from a variety of sources to reach a conclusion.
- Identifies critical connections and patterns in information/data
- Soundly analyses verbal and numerical data
- Recognises causes and consequences of actions and events that are not readily apparent
- Anticipates and thinks ahead about next steps
- Independently engages in tasks requiring interpretation of complex and often vague sets of information.
- Identifies gaps in information and makes assumptions in order to continue analysis and/or take action.
- Seeks a wide range of sources of information.
- Develops conceptual frameworks that guide analysis.
- Draws sound conclusions based upon a mixture of analysis and experience.
- Is sought out by others for advice and solutions on how to best interpret and use information.
- Discerns the level of pressure or influence to apply in each aspect of the analysis in relation to the broader context.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Competency Framework (2014). https://www.oecd.org/careers/competency_framework_en.pdf