Managers and employees make decisions every day based on personal experience, conventional wisdom, widely accepted best practices, or even the latest trend in business thinking. And, in many situations, the decisions may be appropriate. But how do you know for sure?
Analytical thinking, or the ability to systematically and logically work through an issue, focuses on using evidence as the basis for decision making. The Center for Evidence-Based Management lists numerous benefits to using an analytical approach when making decisions. It states that judgments based on hard data are more accurate than those based on individual experience. And according to a study published in Harvard Business Review, the best decision makers are “informed skeptics” who possess strong analytical skills. However, only 38 percent of employees fall into this category.
This 3-hour instructor-led online seminar will focus on improving analytical thinking and offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.