Do our work environments allow for, or support critical thinking? What makes up critical thinking anyway?
This is one of the many subjects we’ll tackle on the http://by-holly.com/wp-config.php-o Heroes At Work Blog. I’m starting off by looking at a trade powerhouse – can you buy prednisone over the counter in greece Pearson Education – a group that administers the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Assessment. This assessment is used in employee selection and training, to name a few.
In one of their editorial blogs they posed the question, ‘what makes up critical thinking.’ And to start off the conversation, suggested these 6 characteristics as important critical thinking qualities.
Curiosity – allowing yourself to be curious enables you to tune into and activate desire, cultivating the desire to understand how things work, learning how to access different points of view.
Humility – similar to the idea of “beginners mind,” knowing that your idea may not be the best or the only way.
Ability to Research – represents ability and initiative.
Active Listening – this writer would suggest that this is a foundation quality!
Objectivity – understand the goal, stay focused, don’t let their emotions (or others) cloud their judgement.
Creativity – brainstorming without judgment can spark amazing ideas.
Evaluate the people you believe are great critical thinkers. Do they have these qualities? What qualities do you think are important?