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Assessment Can Help Determine Thinking Style
Bloomington, Minn. — Aug. 15Business executives can now discover what their thinking styles are with the free “My Thinking Styles” assessment launched recently on ThinkWatson.com, run by Pearson TalentLens. Thinking styles are positive habits that contribute to better critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making. While no one thinking style is better than another, a balance of the various types results in better decisions. The five-minute online assessment, available at http://www.thinkwatson.com/mythinkingstyles, measures how test-takers use seven different approaches to thinking:• Analytical: clear thinking, orderly and rational.• Inquisitive: curious, alert and interested in the surrounding world.• Insightful: prudent, humble, reflective and strategic.• Open-minded: intellectually tolerant and fair-minded.• Systematic: conceptual, process-oriented and intuitive.• Timely: efficient, reliable and responsive.• Truth-seeking: independent, tough-minded and skeptical.After completing the assessment, individuals receive a report that shows them what thinking styles they prefer and shows their strengths and weaknesses in decision making. This can help a person learn to properly balance the use of all of the thinking styles and, ultimately, become a better critical thinker and decision maker.“Corporate leaders tell us that their No. 1 workforce development challenge is helping employees develop their thinking skills and become better decision makers,” said Karen Chiang, general manager of Pearson TalentLens. “A jumping-off point for discussions about thinking styles and critical thinking professional development, the My Thinking Styles report provides individuals with a snapshot of the thinking styles that they favor and helps them begin to think about ways they can adapt their approach and use other styles so they can make balanced, informed decisions that take many factors of a situation into consideration.”Source: Pearson TalentLens
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