No interviewer should approach processes and problems with a closed mind. Be ready to persist, challenge and aim for accuracy.
An interviewer or investigator must always have an open mind when conducting an inquiry, according to Colin McLaren. This avoids the problem of tunnel vision, and being persistent with the facts, even if others don’t like it. If the interviewer believes something is wrong, s/he should challenge it, dig deeper until the right answer is found. Present findings without fear, aiming always for accuracy and correct outcomes. Colin provides the example of his own investigation into the JFK assassination.
Key Learning Points
Colin McLaren advises that when trying to solve a problem and uncover the truth:
Consider all aspects of a problem with an open mind
Don't give in, even if it upsets a status quo
Challenge wrong facts and find the right answer
Present your findings without fear
Aim for accuracy and correct outcomes
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Colin McLaren