When was the last time you found an unusual/unconventional solution to a problem?

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New answer on Jul 06, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Sep 29, 2019

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Daniel
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replied on Mar 24, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews

That’s the question to test your creativity and ability to innovate – a some version of that question can be a part of McKinsey Entrepreneurial Drive Dimension.

It’s good to give a work example here and highlight the following:

  • Before you came things were always done in this old conventional way – then you saw it and you came up with a better idea how to do it
  • You then executed on it even though nobody asked you to (it was your own initiative)
  • People recognised the value of your solution and found it helpful

Best,
Daniel

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Clara
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replied on Jul 06, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

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