MGT 350 WK 2 - IA Assignment

MGT 350 WK 2 - IA Assignment - Styles Thinking Styles...

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Styles 1 Thinking Styles University of Phoenix
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Styles 2 Thinking Styles The purpose of this paper will be to compare various styles of thinking and examine how each style affects the critical thinking process. Various thinking styles promote learning and strengthen critical thinking skills. Each style of thinking can be strengthened through practice and knowledge. Using various styles of thinking helps people make decisions in different situations. Creative Thinking The ability to imagine and develop new ideas can be attributed to creative thinking skills. Creative thinking allows people to change, merge, and reapply existing ideas to promote development. Several creative thinking techniques can be applied to encourage new thought and ideas. Creative thinking can occur deliberately or accidental. Brainstorming is a commonly used technique that “allows the mind to flow from thought to thought, each idea stimulating other ideas” (Kirby & Goodpaster, para. 18, 2007). The traditional method of brainstorming involves group of people who generate solutions to a problem. The main premise of the brainstorming method is that “all participants should experience total freedom to express ideas without fear of personal embarrassment or criticism from others” (Brahm & Kleiner, p. 1, 1996). Recent research suggests brainstorming as a group can have significant drawbacks. In a group setting, members often fail to submit ideas as a response to fear of group disapproval. “When people brainstorm on their own, they tend to produce a wider range of ideas than with
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Styles 3 group brainstorming – people do not have to worry about other’s egos or opinions, and can therefore be more freely creative” (Mind Tools, p. 1, 2009). Creative thinking can be a successful tool used in the critical thinking process. Using techniques, such as brainstorming, allows the creative thinker to examine
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course MGT 330 mgt 330 taught by Professor Multipleinstuctors during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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MGT 350 WK 2 - IA Assignment - Styles Thinking Styles...

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