The ability to evaluate facts, trends, and situations is vital in today’s information age. Organizations are ﬁnding critical thinking to be one of the key competencies of highly successful people and leaders. A lack of situational awareness or perceptual biases in critical thinking can lead to compromised decisions costing organizations time, money, resources, people, or worse – their reputation!
Takes deep reﬂection and should consider the unique judgment biases and ﬁlters of the individual
Critical Thinking Process
- clearly see information and process it
- create a plan of action
- act on the plan
Critical Thinking Training?
Advanced training however, does not always guarantee better decisions will be made, as knowing something and applying it are two diﬀerent things. Understanding one’s natural judgment ability and unique style of processing is vital to becoming a better critical thinker as everyone must understand and overcome their potential biases, blind spots, and ﬁlters to become a better critical thinker. When in doubt the person can seek out better advice and consciously use targeted reﬂective thinking to make better decisions.