Dimensions of critical thinking in workplace management & personal development: a conceptual analysis

Mitashree Tripathy

Abstract

Globalization has caused a massive impact in the speed and nature of business all around the world. Workplace setups have grown extremely complicated and job roles have become complex. Employees suffer a hard time at workplaces as communication patterns have become increasingly intricate. Decisions made by others are no more relied on and problems have turned more crucial than ever. Judgements are expected to be drawn faster and communication crystal clear. In such a rapidly moving business world, employees are provided with only limited space and opportunities for personal growth and development. In short, the exit gate remains open for the one who does not prove to be befitting each of the complexities in business world. At this expository point, employees are required to view different problems differently and create variable approaches towards finding the solutions of the problems. The need of such powerful skill set is required not only to create a powerful vision at the workplace but also to develop other sub skills set in oneself. This paper studies on developing critical thinking skills to make careful judgements, make proper decisions, solve complex problems and wipe out the basic inability to communicate appropriately especially at workplaces. This paper provides ways to foster better workplace management and personal development especially for the employees at workplaces through critical thinking. 


Keywords

critical thinking; problem solving; judgement; decision making; communication

Full Text:

PDF

References

Black, B., & Thomson, A. (2012). An A to Z of critical thinking. London: Continuum.

Braeham, S. (2012).Think Well & Prosper: A Critical Thinking Guide. BookBaby.

Butterfield, J. (2017).Problem solving and decision making. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Chartrand, J., Ishikawa, H., & Flander, S. (2013).Learn to Apply and Develop the NEW #1 The workplace Skill[Pdf]. Pearson.

Chase, R. S., & Shamo, W. (2013).Elements of effective communication. Washington, UT: Plain and Precious Publishing.

Chatfield, T. (2017).Critical thinking: Your guide to effective argument, successful analysis & independent study. Los Angeles: Sage.

Cottrell, S. (2017).Critical thinking skills: Effective analysis, argument and reflection. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55052-1

Dwyer, J. (2016).Communication for business and the professions: Strategies and skills. Melbourne, Vic.: Pearson Australia.

Dyer, L. (2016).Critical thinking for business students. Brantford, Ontario: W. Ross MacDonald School Resource Services Library.

Gambrill, E. D., & Gibbs, L. E. (2017).Critical thinking for helping professionals: A skills-based workbook. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gilbert, P. (2009).The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges. Canada: New Harbinger Publications.

Goetsch, D. L. (2008).Taking your faith to work: How Christians can succeed in secular careers. Powder Springs, GA: American Vision Press.

Goodwin, M., & Sommervold, C. (2012).Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication: Strategies to Increase Students' Skills. Lanham: R&L Education.

Hoaglund, J. (1999).Critical Thinking. Newport News, VA: Vale Press. How to Awaken Compassion at Work. (n.d.). Retrieved July 8,2018, from https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_awaken_compassion_at_work

Jones, A. (2018, April 22). The Importance and Benefits Of Critical Thinking and Reflection In The workplace. Retrieved July 5, 2018, from https://www.careermetis.com/benefits-critical-thinking-the workplace/

Kallet, M. (2014).Think smarter: Critical thinking to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Kallet, M., & Kallet, M. (2014).Think smarter: Critical thinking to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. John Wiley & Sons.

Lau, J. Y. (2011).An introduction to critical thinking and creativity: Think more, think better. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118033449

Moore, D. T. (2011).Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis. Place of publication not identified: Lulu Com.

Moisescu, F., & Golomoz,А. (2018). Effects of Business Combinations on the Competitive Environment.Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences, 5(2), 51-72. https://doi.org/10.4995/muse.2018.10164

Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2014).Critical thinking: Tools for taking charge of your professional and personal life. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Rainbird, H., Fuller, A., & Munro, A. (2004).The workplace learning in context. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203571644

Rickards, T. (1997).Creativity and problem solving at work. Aldershot: Gower.

Schiering, M. S. (2016).Teaching creative and critical thinking: An interactive workbook. Lanham: Rowman et Littlefield.

Siddiqui, F., & Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India. (n.d.). FAREED

SIDDIQUI. Retrieved July 8, 2018, from https://careerandeducation.expertscolumn.com/benefits-critical-thinking-the workplace

Social issues in the workplace: Breakthroughs in research and practice. (2018). Hershey: Business Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global.

Suter, W. N. (2012).Introduction to educational research: A critical thinking approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483384443

Tripathy, M. (2019). The Power of Ethics: Rethinking Leadership Roles at Workplaces.Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences, 6(2), 134-146. https://doi.org/10.4995/muse.2019.11594

Tripathy, M. (2019). The Impact of Ethical Leadership on Organisational Behaviour: A Conceptual Analysis. Pacific Business Review International11( 10), 109-114.

Tripathy, M. (2019). Overcoming the Major Challenges in New Entrepreneurship: An Orientation through Soft Skills. SMART Journal of Business Management Studies, 15(2), 38-46. https://doi.org/10.5958/2321-2012.2019.00013.7

Worline, M. C., & Dutton, J. E. (2017).Awakening compassion at work the quiet power that elevates people and organisations. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler.

Abstract Views

3679
Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM


 

Cited-By (articles included in Crossref)

This journal is a Crossref Cited-by Linking member. This list shows the references that citing the article automatically, if there are. For more information about the system please visit Crossref site

1. The Value of Critical Thinking in Higher Education and the Labour Market: The Voice of Stakeholders
Valdonė Indrašienė, Violeta Jegelevičienė, Odeta Merfeldaitė, Daiva Penkauskienė, Jolanta Pivorienė, Asta Railienė, Justinas Sadauskas, Natalija Valavičienė
Social Sciences  vol: 10  issue: 8  first page: 286  year: 2021  
doi: 10.3390/socsci10080286




This journal is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivatives 4.0 Internacional License.

Universitat Politècnica de València

e-ISSN: 2341-2593   https://dx.doi.org/10.4995/muse