University Of Phoenix
March 25, 2008
Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness. It entails the ...view middle of the document...
Considering the industry I came up with these goal-setting, by asking myself: does it appear that this service enhancement is desirable? What exactly is the service to be provided to guests? What are the technological or physical facility requirements to add the service? And which operational department or departments will be responsible for implementing the new service. I was very nervous because I was not sure if my objectives that I have laid out were appropriate for the discussion. The upper management teams were very impressed with the ideas that I came up with.
The importance and benefits critical thinking in decision making is, that it helps individuals to be creative and allows them to expand beyond their capability. It helps improve individual’s way of thinking and the abilities pay attention, to both critical and creative aspects of thinking. It also allows individuals to attain their company’s goal. Critical thinking allows individuals to work independently with little or no supervision; which can make individuals become good leaders. Every company today is looking for candidates that can demonstrate some form of critical think; while on the job. Whether individuals’ positions are in management or not, employers are requiring that all their employees; demonstrate critical thinking in their daily routine work.
'Six Thinking Hats' is a powerful technique that helps you look at important decisions from a number of different perspectives. It helps you make better decisions, by forcing you to move outside your habitual ways of thinking. As such, it helps you understand the full complexity of the decision, and spot issues and opportunities to which you might otherwise be blind. Many successful people think from a very rational, positive viewpoint. This is part of the reason that they are successful....