Critical Thinking refers to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with evaluating information as well as one's own thought in a disciplined way. At its core lies the ability to form and evaluate arguments.
So why is Critical Thinking the most important skill for all levels of an organization? Every day in business we are put in situations where we must make decisions, generate ideas, draw conclusions, and evaluate opinions. In each of the activities we are considering arguments. Critical Thinking improves performance in these areas by giving you the tools to:
- overcome biases;
- uncover hidden assumptions;
- ensure that you have sufficient evidence; and,
- draw the right conclusions based on that evidence.