The challenge of Critical Thinking
According to the World Economic Forum Report, Critical Thinking is rated as the 4th most important skill by 2025.
The development of Critical Thinking is becoming more and more a priority, as with the increase in available information, it becomes even more essential to know how to distinguish between what is reliable and what is fake news. Another reason is the increased competitiveness and complexity of services and products, which also makes it necessary to always be learning and innovating.
Organizations seek to improve these skills in their employees so that they have the ability to:
- Ask questions,
- Clearly and accurately assess the information,
- Understanding abstract problems,
- Offer fact-based resolutions
- Apply your solutions with all relevant standards and criteria
- argue efficiently
- Solve problems.
The main barriers to having critical thinking are:
- Existing egocentric and narcissistic thinking
- social conditioning
- biased experiences
- schedule pressures
- arrogance and intolerance
- Fatigue or lack of mental activation