Critical thinking is the ability to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. The ability to use information from a broader and more impartial perspective offers a way to make more informed decisions.
Mike Figliuolo, famous author specializing in leadership development skills, outlines the below 4 as key steps in the Critical thinking process.
- Think backwards to identify causes
- Think forward to identify consequences
- What is the root cause of the problem?
- Consider the causes of recommendation
Application of critical thinking helps us in problem solving and to arrive at better solutions at our workplace.