July 25, 2011
Thinking and Decision Making
Critical thinking is a vital process in decision-making. Understanding and acquiring knowledge of each thinking style is important in any workplace. Different thinking styles will give different points of view to the decision- making process. The three thinking styles that Team C will discuss are: creative thinking, persuasive thinking, and logical thinking. Logical thinking focuses more on validating the truth and reason with his or her own thoughts and opinions. Wares creative thinking thoughts come together with impulse as well as creating instead of imitating. Furthermore, persuasive thinking is thinking with assurance (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007). Types of Thinking Styles
“Creative thinking refers to original or imaginative thinking to produce innovative solutions or alternative courses of action that are useful for problem solving and decision making” (Nimalathasan & Valeriu, 2010, p. 9). Everyone can create although one must want to be creative. Some individuals may be better than others at creating although everyone is capable. Creativity “translates into more ideas, sometimes more money, and usually more fun out of life” (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007, p. 132) “Creating is taking the old and mixing it, moving it, breaking it, or building it into newness” (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007, p. 126) Through creative thinking, one can use their imagination to new ideas to stimulate curiosity and promote divergence. Brainstorming and starbursting can boost creativity. Brainstorming allows the mind to flow from thought to thought and bring about effective and creative ideas. Starbursting focuses on a topic and radiates outward with questioning (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007, p. 131). The more questions asked, the better. According to Kirby and Goodpaster, creative thinking is crucial to critical thinking (p....