It reduces information to a clear and accurate source.
Critical Thinking enables people to critically consider their own arguments and evaluate them right away.
Most supervisors will at first probably assume that their best employee always provides reliable information.
But does the supervisor have enough evidence for that and is the information provided by the employee complete?
By asking multiple open-ended questions, the supervisor can determine whether the information is complete and correct, and not mostly based on the employee’s opinion.
How Can Critical Thinking Help You
The skill of evaluating arguments requires analysing information in objective and accurate ways.
Critical thinking allows both individuals and organisations to demonstrably think in a better and more structured way, and makes it easier to assess and evaluate complex information.
It is helpful for strategic thinking, problem solving, making better use of intuition, learning to evaluate better, and recognising the essence of things.
Commenting on and questioning an assumption helps to find gaps in the information or the underlying logic.
The assumption can also be considered from different points of view and/or stakeholders. It is important to consider your limitations, prejudices and assumptions before you listen to people or assess a situation.