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Thinking and decision making

  1. 1. So many mindsthink alike andoften ourpersonalities aresimilar to oneanother Fornasetti Biz Elements of rational management involve planning as the key stage to the fulfillment of a goal or project. Planning also details several perspectives for the initial control of the stages needed when using critical thinking skills to determine an outcome. All business organizations use planning as the beginning process to transform an idea into an action reality. Crystal Harris Ceo Fornasetti 11/7/2011
  2. 2. Thinking and Decision Making Crystal Harris November 7, 2011
  3. 3. So many minds think alike and often our personalities are similar to one another.Sometimes we can determine our different personalities by figuring out how different individualssolve problems and what type of reasoning they use. Three different types of thinking styles arecreative, logical, and deductive. Creative thinking is a type of thinking that evolves unique ideasand thinking outside of the box, logical thinking is a type of thinking that requires using yourmind to consider something carefully, and deductive thinking is a type of thinking that stemsfrom reasoning from the general to the particular or from cause to effect. Deductive thinking isthinking that leads us to a conclusion with certainty. A world without creative thought can becompared to a car without an engine, just sitting idle never moving forward. Creative thinkingthen becomes the mind energy that powers new innovative technologies that helps keep theworld in motion. Creativity is not spawned from nothing; it is the process of taking old things,ideas, or concepts and making new ones (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007, p. 126) With creativethought the mind see’s comparisons between these entities and their parts, similar tometaphorical thinking, it also allows for viewing situations in a different way (thinking outsidethe box). Creativity is widespread; it touches every aspect of life from cooking to carpentry, fromart to aerospace, all powered by the minds of creative thinkers. We all have the ability to thinkcreatively, it’s not a skill that is just limited to a select few. A lot of what we do require somelevel of creative thought. There are three methods used to help jumpstart the creative thoughtprocess and they are brainstorming, star bursting, and coaxing. Critical thinking also has itslimitations; we are each bound by the limits of our brain and the language it contains (Kirby &Goodpaster, 2007, P. 129) Personal barriers can also partially block creative thought, barrierssuch as enculturation, rationalization, and self serving biases. Creative thinking is the base fromwhich new objects, ideas, and concepts are born and without it the world would not move toward
  4. 4. the future. Creative thinking is also a significant measure of communication. In order to createmore sales in the business world, or attract a new customer base creative thoughts are needed.The process of creative thoughts will aide in the process of earning a larger income as well assolving problems of simple and routine nature. Creativity has to be incorporated in thepresentation along with the thought process of attracting diverse clientele. Attracting others withcreative selling will get results and enable you to sell anything. Creative selling holds a verydefinite place in our economy today, and it is the only power that can keep our economy strong,balanced and capable of expanding to meet the new situations and new conditions that aredeveloping with lightning rapidity. (Earl Prevette, A.B., LL.B 1954 P.10). With the use ofcreative power, courage develops and allows one to have faith to act, along with a dynamicpower to perform and achieve. Using the law of attraction in selling is a major factor in theprocess, method, plans and acts employed to attract a prospect. Understanding the attributes,characteristics, and qualities of the prospect can be a major selling advantage in business as wellas personal communications. Prospects allow the advantage of creative thinking to surface andgrow as their desires and happiness become a main focus. The presumption of satisfaction allowsa direct road to the prospects interests and resources to buy. Attracting the prospect with creativethinking and ideas to attract, in return empowers the seller to capture the attention andwillingness to encourage a lucrative association with the customer. Training ones imagination tovisualize, particularly in business affords an ample opportunity for observation and study, theimagination can take advantage of different surroundings and maximize on opportunities. (EarlPrevette, A.B., LL.B 1954 P.145) Hunches are permanent, subtle, irresistible forces that alwayscreate and draw situations to your attention that can easily be turned into profitable results.Positive courage and creative determination are very instrumental in the successful patterns of
  5. 5. the thought process. Logical thinking is thinking in terms of causes and consequences, which inits turn means that it is sequential thinking. Logical thinking means following a train of thought.It is like looking into and predicting the future: if this happens, then that will happen (, n.d.).When using logical thinking there are steps that are done to proceed to the conclusion. Everything is taken into consideration when coming to the final answer. When diving up to a stop lightand the light turn’s red, a person has to think logically whether to come to a stop before theintersection or continue through. Since everyone knows that a red light means stop, the personshould come to a complete stop. Logical thinking is a skill that is taught to us at a very early age.It’s a skill that through out life we continually need to improve. While at work I use logicalthinking every day when deciding what tasks I want to complete and when I want to completethem by. I was given a day to complete setting up the Garden center to be ready to receive newplants for the New Year. I had two employees at the time that could help me, one was a youngman and the other was an older woman. I had to logically think how I was going to complete thetask by distributing the work load evenly, but at the same time knowing which person would befaster at doing what. In the end I gave all the heavy lifting tasks to the young man and my selfand had the older women put all the plants in the right place and made sure that everything wasleft clean and organized at the end of the day. If I didn’t use logical thinking and gave the heavylifting to the older women she wouldn’t have been able to complete the task in the short amountof time we had, and she could have hurt herself. Deductive thinking involves a conclusion that is based on facts that have already beenshown to be true. Deductive thinking can argue from general to specific. This kind of thinkingcan be both useful and efficient. “Deductive thinking is one of the most valuable skills a studentcan have when working to prove a mathematical theorem, analyzing literature, or taking a
  6. 6. standardized test. Deductive thinking is what allows a student to discover the correct answer to aquestion he or she may not have been anticipating. At its most basic level, it is simply applyinglarger truths and over-arching facts to smaller questions to arrive at the logical answers.”Deductive thinking can be taught but using it regular can help improve the skills. People such asSherlock Holmes use deductive think to solve many of his mysteries. An example of deductivethinking is being careful of the hot stove: it may burn your hand. In comparison of the three types of thinking: creative, logical and deductive are similar inthe specific concepts of the evolved thought process and meditated presumptions based oncultural and personal factors. Contrasting in their definitive processes, creative thinking is aboutthe generating or creating of ideas, logical thinking is centered towards a mathematical orscientific thought pattern, while deductive thinking is centered towards the ability to recognizepatterns and observed details. The three types mentioned affect the critical thinking process byinitiating thought patterns that will allow one to structure, plan and develop ideas in order tocomplete an understanding of generalized topics, problems and solutions. In conclusion---- Elements of rational management involve planning as the key stage tothe fulfillment of a goal or project. Planning also details several perspectives for the initialcontrol of the stages needed when using critical thinking skills to determine an outcome. Allbusiness organizations use planning as the beginning process to transform an idea into an actionreality.
  7. 7. ReferencesKirby, G. R., & Goodpaster, J. R. (2007). THINKING: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Criticaland Creative Thought. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.Earl Prevette, A.B., LL.B. (1954). The Power of Creative Selling. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.Prentice-Hall, INC.(n.d.). Logical Thinking: An Indispensable Skill. Audiblox. Retrieved April 4, 2009, from