Critical thinking is the need for the era to identify the difference between belief and knowledge. Critical thinking is defined by different personalities of academics in different language with almost same meaning. Richard Arum, the sociology professor of New York University has defined critical thinking as the ability, which can be able to make cross-examination of evidence, and respective arguments, which seems to be logical to justify the respective course of action (Papathanasiou, Kleisiaris, Fradelos, & Kakou, 2014).
Let us take the example of Brittany Holloway, who is a music business personality graduated from New York University expressed her views about critical thinking as its significant role of her job quest with the trait of detailed and organized seems to be meaningless. Instead, the skill requires formation of self-opinion from the source of different information. To conclude, as per Socratic model critical thinking is such methodology through which the questions are sought with the justified answer through the technique by which investigation can be conducted with recognition and examination of the condition with quest for the consequences through investigation of multi-level information to make distinction between the belief and knowledge of individual (Korn, 2014).
The need for ICT professionals to be critical thinker is to justify their professional accountability and commitment. ICT professionals are mainly involved in projects, which require innovation and application of the same in their jobs. It is observed by Standish Group CHAOS report, the quantum of troubled projects is decreasing in numbers. On the other part, failure of projects is increasing. Hence, before accepting any project, critical thinking skill should be used to find out if the project should be undertaken with the present status of resources.
Present requirement of ICT professional to perform their job in professional manner is to ensure that critical thinking skill should be exercised by raising questions and finding the answers through available information. The need of this profession is not to make the business acumen of the professional to be enhanced about communication of high impact but also to meet the need of the business as per objective set by proper use of critical thinking for problem solving demands (Czarnecki, 2016).
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Korn, M. (2014, October 21). Bosses Seek ‘Critical Thinking,’ but What Is That? Retrieved May 31, 2017, from Wsj: https://www.wsj.com/articles/bosses-seek-critical-thinking-but-what-is-that-1413923730
Papathanasiou, I. V., Kleisiaris, C. F., Fradelos, E. C., & Kakou, K. (2014). Critical Thinking: The Development of an Essential Skill for Nursing Students. Acta Inform Med , 22 (04), 283-286.