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1Critical and Creative Thinking in Professional DevelopmentEternity Veney, Nicole Kelley, Felix Duran, Monica Woods, & Rose Cardona-VasquezCOM/600September 2, 2019Dr. James McTyre
2Critical and Creative Thinking in Professional DevelopmentIt is important for employees in all career fields to be able to utilize critical and creativethinking skill. Employees are often faced with problems throughout the day that they are asked toassess and solve. By using critical thinking skills, the employee is able to “observe the context,gather information for a variety of sources, interpret and analyze data, recognize unstatedassumptions and values, and hypothesize solutions” (Weisser, 2012). When unable to resolve theproblem using logical, the employee may use creative thinking. Creative thinking involvesbrainstorming to generate new and unique ideas, this can be done alone or with a group. Manyemployers are requiring employees to be able to problem solve using critical and creativethinking in the workplace.Examples of Critical and Creative Thinking in the WorkplaceFelixI work as a Social Worker helping the elderly. In my career I have to go to participant’shome. In one occasion, I went to a home with an elderly couple. The wife was taking care of thehusband and she was frustrated because she was also sick and felt like it was too much to handle.I talk to her and she wrote down all the issues they were having and how she needed furtherassistance. When she presented me the list of all her concerns, I came out with a solution to eachconcern, made phone calls to a couple of colleagues and organizations that can assist her. I metwith both and went down the list, explained steps she needed to take to resolve some issues, and

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Term
Winter
Professor
ROBERT NETHERCOTT
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Weisser, Nicole Kelley, Felix Duran

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