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Running head:Creative & Critical Thinking1Creative and Critical ThinkingGroup 4University of PhoenixCreative and Critical ThinkingIn every workplace, critical and creative thinkers have the upper hand in communication,
Creative & Critical Thinking2innovation, teamwork, decision-making, crisis management, and persuasiveness. Critical andcreative thinking are an essential resource that help employees develop professionally,differentiating themselves as uniquely qualified to solve problems, and make rational decisions.When employees develop critical and creative thinking skills, they sensitize availableinformation to create professional knowledge that allows them to forecast the future, helpingtheir employers prepare to plan for incoming opportunities and challenges way in advance formaximum benefits. Therefore, critical and creative thinking are fundamental skills that determinethe pace and path of an employee’s professional development.The Effect of Critical and Creative Thinking on Professional DevelopmentCritical and creative thinking inspires innovation, allowing employees to be morecompetitive and efficient in their workplaces. In the advent of the global economy wherecompanies recruit workers from around the world, it essential that employee progressivelyimprove their professional skills and experience to survive in the competitive job market. Criticaland creative thinking provides a vital foundation for an individual employee to add value to theircareer and to the organizations with which they work (Weisser, 2012). Critical and creativethinking helps employees provide out of the box solutions to the problems they encounter in theworkplaces (Islam, 2015). Such rational thinking inspires innovation and invention, securing anindividual’s job position while strategically placing them for a promotion.Moreover, critical and creative thinking improves employee's teamwork skills, a highlyvaluable tool to enhance an individual's professional development and productivity in theworkplace. Such thinking helps employees better understand the experiences and perspectives ofothers, maximizing a staff member’s ability to work with other people effectively to accomplishjoint tasks and organizational goals (Weisser, 2012; Islam, 2015). Being a proficient critical and
Creative & Critical Thinking3creative thinker improves a person’s ability to lead teams and post better results, positioning aprofessional as an asset to the company and the industry, thus enhancing career developmentCritical and creative thinking skills are fundamental in executive management due to the need to

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Professor
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Psychology, Thought

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