To overcome barriers and effectively train employees in critical thinking, organisations should create a culture that values it, allocate resources, engage leadership, and tailor training to specific needs. Clear communication about its importance and integration into job roles is essential.
Feedback mechanisms, supportive tools, mentoring, and measurable objectives should be implemented. Promote continuous learning and celebrate successes to reinforce its significance. This ongoing process requires commitment from leadership and recognition of critical thinking as a valuable asset in the ever-changing business landscape.
To develop critical thinking in others, you are required to actively create an encouraging environment to facilitate critical and creative thinking. A supportive environment includes:
- 1. appreciation of differences
- 2. openness to new ideas
- 3. diverse contributions
- 4. time to reflect
- 5. open and transparent communication
- 6. psychological safety for all employees.
We’ve already seen that organisational policies and procedures implement the organisation’s strategy and guide staff on how to act.