First, what is critical thinking?
Critical Thinking Includes
- The skill to draw conclusions.
- The skill to troubleshoot and problem-solve.
- The capability to use skills or knowledge in a variety of situations.
Examples of Everyday Critical Thinking
- Thinking about what steps should to be taken to avoid an accident.
- Everyday Tasks
- Creating a list that gives ability to accomplish every task efficiently and effectively.
- Cooking or Cleaning
- Thinking through the process and dealing with issues that might arise. (missing an ingredient needed for a dish or finding out that the vacuum cleaner is broken)
Examples of Work-Related Critical Thinking
- Customer service
- Deciding how to deal with a customer who is upset over service or bill to ensure a happy customer.
- Handling a disagreement with another coworker.
- Presenting an issue or proposal to the supervisor.
Examples of Work-Related Critical Thinking Situations
- If you have worked in customer service then the same critical thinking skills that are used to deal with customers will be used to deal with patients in the medical field.
- If you have worked in a fast-paced environment requiring prioritizing then you will carry that skill over to the medical field.