Critical Thinking

The ability to think critically can help managers eliminate biases, dissect problems and arrive at innovative solutions. So can one consciously think critically and make the right decisions?

Business Impact

Ideally Suitable For

  • First-time Managers
  • High Potential Employees
  • Individual Contributors
  • Middle-level Managers
  • Senior Leaders

The delivery will be customised as per the needs of the learning cohort.

What you will learn in Critical Thinking

How is this activity available?

Do It Yourself (DIY)

Do It Yourself (DIY)

Instructor Led Training (ILT)

Instructor Led Training (ILT)

Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)

Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)

Online Business Simulation (OBS)

Online Business Simulation (OBS)

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Available in -

  • Do It Yourself (DIY) Do It Yourself (DIY)
  • Instructor Led Training (ILT) Instructor Led Training (ILT)
  • Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT) Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)
  • Online Business Simulation (OBS) Online Business Simulation (OBS)
This course includes:
  • modules 3 modules
  • fun challengesDuration: 90-120 minutes
  • Duration of 3 hours 1 case study
  • 25+ fun challengesIdeal for: 20-30 participants at a time
  • Participant handbook
  • Pre-work assignment (optional)
  • Post-work assignment (optional)
  • Pocket insights (optional)
  • Manager Insights (optional)

The program will help you to:

  • Identify and question assumptions, and separate fact from opinion
  • View issues from multiple perspectives
  • Analyse information objectively and accurately
  • Question the quality of supporting evidence
  • Understand how emotions influence reasoning and judgment
  • Bring diverse information together to arrive at conclusions that logically follow from the available evidence
  • Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Assessment
  • Why critical thinking?
  • Recognizing Assumptions
  • Evaluating argument
  • Exploring diverse view points on issues
  • Analyzing an argument’s reasoning and supporting evidence thoroughly
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Decision making techniques
  • Insights from Dan Ariely’s work: Predictably irrational
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Several topics are available in virtual as well as in-person modes. On each topic page, you will see icons on the right to clarify the modes. This is how you decode the icons:

  • ILT (Instructor led training) - ILT (Instructor led training)
  • VILT (Virtual instructor led training) - VILT (Virtual instructor led training)
  • OBS (Online business simulation) - OBS (Online business simulation)
  • ML (Microlearning) - ML (Microlearning)
  • MC (Masterclass) - MC (Masterclass)
  • SDP (Storified Digital Products asynchronous) - SDP (Storified Digital Products - asynchronous)
  • DIY (Do it yourself) - DIY (Do it yourself)

For each workshop, we can help you with three different teasers you can customize and share periodically with participants to build excitement and get traction.

You can download a program overview from each of the topic pages. While this will give you an overall workshop structure, our learning designers will still need to talk with you to customize the workshop to your context.

We are glad you asked that question. Every learning intervention starts with "Why?" and "What is the difference you want to see at the workplace because your learner attended this session?" Once we are clear, our learning designers put together a thoughtfully curated learning journey that could be a mix of different methodologies chosen to suit your learning environment. Besides this, to aid learning, we can (optionally) buttress it through:

  • A pre-learning assignment for learners to know where they stand before the journey
  • A participant handbook aids the learner in returning to what was covered during the session and reviewing it again. It helps in learning reinforcement.
  • A post-learning assignment helps learners know where they stand after the journey. Assessing the gap in learning helps learners in bridging it.
  • Pocket insights—a ready reckoner with the key concepts that can either be carried along or be pinned up as a ready reminder.
  • Manager Essentials—tips (for the managers of the learners) to recognize behavioral changes and create an environment that encourages the learners to put what they have learned to practice.
  • Post-learning application of learning at the workplace through a specific project.
  • We try to capture the impact of every learning intervention through an impact report that is then shared with clients.

Every single workshop (except the asynchronous self-paced modules) is customized to the precise customer need and brief. Our client advisory team will work closely with you to understand your context and pass it on to the execution team.

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    I had an amazing experience for all four days and am sure it was same experience of my colleagues who attended the session. The concepts of bringing new ideas on to the table, igniting critical thinking, understanding the team in a better way through activities and taking the whole group along the course was amazing. Overall it was a fabulous and well-structured, object oriented training.

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    It forced me to learn and grow in spite of dealing with my busy schedule of juggling between work and a new-born back at home. You helped me understand new concepts in merely 15-30 mins ; and challenged me to think through different issues I should deal with. I should get them sorted mentally in my mind first than in real life. Thank you for helping me grow my knowledge.

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