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Middle Management Acumen by Lisa Haneberg

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CRITICAL THINKING AND ALIGNMENT

Critical thinking is the process managers use to actively and skillfully conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate information that they gather from observations, experiences, communication, and actions. Managers use these sources of information to improve alignment between team goals, roles, and practices. Great critical thinking will help you improve:

  • staff meeting discussions
  • new idea generation
  • problem-solving team meetings
  • peer team planning sessions.

CRITICAL THINKING DEFINED

When we apply critical thinking, we seek to improve clarity, accuracy, relevance, reasoning, and depth of understanding. Critical thinking is a term that is often misunderstood, so let’s explore it. First, let’s look at how several ...

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