Ch 1: Critical Thinking in Business

About This Chapter

Critical thinking in business is important because it helps employees make tough decisions in an effective manner. When your employees read this chapter, they will be able to enhance their critical thinking skills.

Critical Thinking in Business - Chapter Summary

The goal of this engaging chapter is to educate your employees about the multiple facets associated with the use of critical thinking in business. The following topics will be addressed in this chapter:

  • The necessity of critical thinking in the corporate world
  • Different dimensions of critical thinking
  • Strategies and activities related to critical thinking
  • Barriers to critical thinking
  • Process of critical thinking

While your employees are looking over this chapter, they can check their understanding of different topics by completing different corporate training video lessons.

How It Helps

  • Improves decision-making: After going through this chapter, your employees will be able to make better decisions for the greater good of the company.
  • Breaks down barriers: Any barriers to critical thinking are spotlighted, helping employees figure out ways around them.
  • Creates effective outcomes: Employees who know the different dimensions of critical thinking will be able to be more effective when making important business decisions.

Skills Covered

Once your employees read completely through this chapter, they will be able to:

  • Define critical thinking
  • Identify characteristics of critical thinking
  • Review the steps involved in the critical-thinking process
  • Determine what the dimensions are for critical thinking
  • Learn what hinders the creative-thinking process

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Critical Thinking in Business
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Creative & Critical Thinking in Business: Importance & Examples

1. Creative & Critical Thinking in Business: Importance & Examples

Businesses are aware that the need for creative and critical thinking is essential to their success. This lesson explains creative and critical thinking and shows the importance of both in business.

The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

2. The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

In this lesson, you'll learn the steps involved in the critical thinking process. You'll consider how coming to a conclusion effectively involves multiple questions that get you thinking about a topic in a new way.

Dimensions of Critical Thinking

3. Dimensions of Critical Thinking

If you have an important question to answer or a complex problem to solve, the process of thinking critically can determine coming to the right or the wrong conclusions. Continue reading to learn about five dimensions of critical thinking.

Critical Thinking: Exercises, Activities & Strategies

4. Critical Thinking: Exercises, Activities & Strategies

Critical thinking skills are something that we develop over time through practice and commitment. In this video, we'll explore some exercises, activities and strategies to improve your critical thinking skills and ability to be objective.

Common Barriers to Critical Thinking

5. Common Barriers to Critical Thinking

Have you ever regretted how you behaved in a situation or a decision you made? In this lesson we will discuss critical thinking and the barriers that can prevent us from thinking clearly and making good decisions.

Practical Application: Overcoming Common Barriers to Critical Thinking

6. Practical Application: Overcoming Common Barriers to Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a key component when making good business decisions. But sometimes circumstances and ways of thinking can prevent people from thinking critically. Reflect on the barriers to critical thinking with this scenario.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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