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?