Top 5 Critical Thinking Skills Important for Business

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Business Professionals must display 5 critical thinking skills:

1.  Problem analysis:

The ability to analyze problem situations and identify the significance of key/critical data elements. A strongly skilled problem solver uses analysis and interpretation skills to determine the issues that must be addressed and to understand the complexities of the problem.

2.  Evaluating alternatives:

The ability to evaluate options accurately and establish priorities. A successful business professional can differentiate the quality of different possible choices and explain the reasons for their decisions.

3.  Precise contexts: 

The deductive reasoning skills necessary to anticipate outcomes and see logical consequences. Effective business professionals need to be able to see applications and implications of executive directives, company policies and regulations

4.  Ambiguous contexts:

Problem solving in contexts of risk, ambiguity and uncertainty. Strength in inductive and inferential reasoning lead problem solvers to determine the solution that has the strongest likelihood of success, given information at hand.

5.  Quantitative contexts:

The ability to reason well in contexts involving numerical data. Business problem solvers must demonstrate the ability to interpret and evaluate vital information presented in a variety of numerical formats in order to reach an optimal problem solution.

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HR understands the importance of these essential business skills

INSIGHT Business ProfessionalYou need strong critical thinkers.  Why would you make a hire or promotion without assessing these 5 top metrics?

Time is too valuable to waste interviewing candidates who don’t have the skills to expand your business. You only should interview, hire and promote the best thinkers in the pool.

INSIGHT Business Professional provides objective metrics on these key elements of critical thinking strength as well as 10 additional business mindset characteristics.

Before you schedule interviews, contact us to see how INSIGHT makes it easy to objectively prescreen candidates for thinking strength.


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