Change Management: Critical Thinking: Basis for Change

Changes are part of everyday life in our times. But that doesn’t mean that they succeed. Studies show that three quarters of all change processes initiated in companies fail. The reasons for this include lack of transparency and emotional, even fear-driven discussions. Critical thinking is both an attitude and an instrument to change that. In the first step, it helps to comprehensively analyze facts and then to communicate them convincingly in the second step.

Karsten Miermans from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and a passionate “critical thinker” describes critical thinking as follows: “Critical thinking aims to identify mistakes in the thinking and to avoid them in the future. On the other hand, it helps to avoid cognitive distortions , ie abbreviations or automatisms in thinking. ”