Critical thinking is the ability to analyze the way you think and present evidence for your idea by analyzing and evaluating an issue in order to form judgment. Critical thinking is essential to success of human activity. The quality of what we do in our daily lives depends on the effectiveness of our thoughts, morally or immorally. The way you think generates the emotion you experience. You define a situation as a “failure” you feel depressed or you could define it as “lesson learnt” you feel empowered to learn more.
To have strong critical thinking skills you must have strong cognitive and problem solving skills base. The critical thinking process can be very daunting. There are steps in which one takes to get to a conclusion. In the critical thinking process, the steps ...view middle of the document...
We find ourselves making decisions on a daily basis. We learn to evaluate things everyday. Most of our skills are learnt at a young age and can even be mirrors of what our parent’s skills and ethics are.
My blind spot, according to the Ethical Lens Inventory, is being satisfied with too little good, which means that sometimes I fail to be accountable to those who are depending on me, when I exercise free will. My preferred ethical lenses are I listen to my intuition (sensibility) to determine the greatest good for each individual (autonomy) and character traits and virtues that will best serve the community (equality).
My personal ethical influence is making decision through emotion and harmonizing the rights of individuals by following my heart to make choices. I use reason to get to my outcome. There are areas that play a role in personal ethical influences, those being family and your culture, religious beliefs and internal reflection. In my case, I feel family can have a huge impact on what you believe. At a young age, parents are there to dictate your mortality they are typically the first voice to demonstrate ethical boundaries. What you social ethics will be as well as your profession ethics going into a the workforce. They can affect your work ethic simply by their actions. For example if they are a hard worker and that is what a child sees they are more likely to have a strong work ethic growing up versus a parent that does not try and has a lase fair attitude towards working.
Using ethics in the professional workplace helps managers use a set of standards to clarify the decision making process as to prevent employees being taken advantage of. It builds trust and respect within the workplace thus leading to more opportunities. If a person is instilled with a good work ethic is can make for a wonderful envioroment.