Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills and Make Better Decisions

When you need to improve your business decisions and come up with fresh ideas, you need to think outside of the box. First, you need to look forward and decide what your ideal outcome is. What is it that you need to accomplish in the end after you come up with the new idea. Once you narrow it down to a clear starting point, you need to look from the viewpoint of your clients/customers. Put yourself in their shoes and consider what it might be like from their perspective and how they might solve a problem differently than you would. Every idea can come with a positive outcome or negative consequences. Think through the process of your idea and try to estimate the outcome if you followed through with the idea. Do the consequences outweigh the positive outcome from the idea? If they do, start brainstorming again for a new idea. If the idea results in little or no consequences, consider following through with the idea.

Read more about how you can improve your critical thinking skills and overall make better business decisions.