Critical Thinking in the Workplace

Critical Thinking is thinking that is reflective, open-minded yet purposeful and directed. During the early industrial revolution, employees were essentially considered machines. Employers neither wanted nor expected them to think. Today in our constantly changing and evolving work places with the constant requirement to improve our products, services and prices, no organization can exist let alone succeed without the active…

Interpreting Conformity, Efficiency and Effectiveness

Two separate events over the past couple of weeks caused me concern.  First someone told me that we must consider auditing conformity as being equally important to the consideration of effectiveness since both were required. The statement caused me to pause. True I thought, the standards are full of requirements for conformity. This statement reminded me of the other event,…