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3 Things You Need To Know About Critical Thinking

In order to be innovative, employee needs to know how to think critically. Innovation refers to renewing, changing, or creating more effective processes and ways of doing things. In businesses, this could mean implementing new ideas, creating dynamic products, or improving the existing services.

What is the role of Critical Thinking in Innovation?

Critical thinking includes the component skills such as analyzing arguments, making inferences using inductive or deductive reasoning, judging or evaluating, making decisions, and solving problems. Those components skills have role in innovation to improve, renew and create the new ideas as well.

Why is Critical Thinking in Innovation important?

Critical thinking helps to solve problems and to innovate better. Nowadays, in this disruptive era and competitive marketplace, organizations must innovate to stay alive. Organizations need employees who can think critically and channel their innovation toward organizational challenges and goals.

The benefit of Critical Thinking in Innovation

Critical thinking reinforces problem solving ability, evaluating, and making decision. By reinforces problem solving ability, evaluating, and making decision, critical thinking is able to generate innovative and lasting solutions. This is also beneficial to develop entirely new, improved products and services.


Finally, the most important part of critical thinking in innovation is the ability to be more innovative. Being innovative does not mean inventing, innovation can mean changing the business model and adapting to changes in the environment to deliver better products or services which differentiate the business from its competitors.

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