Thinking Critically Simulation

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Thinking Critically Simulation

With the introduction of management-driven protocols, employees have been empowered to independently evaluate problems and make choice decisions. That level of practice requires the employee to process a great deal of information about the problem, to make decisions about appropriate actions to initiate, to assess the effectiveness of the actions, and to implement necessary changes to the key plan. To effectively complete that process, employees must possess the proficiency to think critically and to make appropriate decisions. Good decision making involves the integration of personal and social values with facts. Decision-making skills can successfully be integrated into business operations as part of managements' attempts to restructure and revitalize America's business. This paper summarizes the Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Simulation, to include which tools were used to make decisions, and how the application of the critical thinking components affect decision making. Also discussed are the four key points from the reading assignments emphasized in the simulation, and how the concepts of critical thinking and decision making can be applied to the workplace.

Simulation Summary

The Critical Thinking and Decision Making simulation places you, the user in a situation where you must identify the problem in the business, develop solutions, and evaluate the underlying rationale for these solutions (Critical Thinking and Decision Making Simulation, 2005). You applied for the Thorough-Cred management development program with Credenhill Industries. Through this program, three managers are placed in charge of different Credenhill businesses for a five month period. Linda James, one of the top entrepreneurs of the times, will guide, mentor, provide her inputs, and will ultimately evaluate your performance. You are placed as Store Manager in a Credenhill consumer electronics store in Dallas, Texas. Your store is faced with problems ranging from falling sales, to the threat...