Week 7 Discussion
- “Problem Solving Interview Question”
Imagine you are interviewing for a job you really want.
The interviewer asks you the following question: “Explain a specific example in which you used critical thinking/problem solving strategies to solve a problem in the real world.”
- What is your answer to the question?
- Choose one classmate’s own response to the interviewer’s question. If you are a job coach, what suggestions would you make to maximize your classmate’s answer to the interview question?
AND respond to this post:
RE: Week 7 Discussion
Good morning Class and Dr. Wess,
We’ve all had arguments with loved ones that we wished would have turned out better than they did. By using critical thinking and active listening you are able to reverse the outcome and see the bigger picture.
I recently was in a pretty heated argument with my wife, and from past experience, wanted to resolve this to come to a better resolution. I learned a long time ago that if you start to see things from their point of view and can take away any emotions that you personally feel about the topic, it can help you in the end. This will allow you to see the bigger picture and easier to make a better, and more likely, agreeable decision. I started to think about this very thing during this argument and practice what I have been preaching for so long. I know, I should have done this from the beginning but I seem to always forget to use this way of thinking in the real world. Before long, after using this way of thinking, the argument started to turn into a meaningful conversation where we each noticed each side’s point of view. In the end, we came to a conclusion that we both agreed was good. Later she asked me how the argument changed into not having an argument at all but a good conversation. I replied, because I thought how we can discuss something that at the time was important, in a way that was not achieving anything and what can I do to change this outcome.
I think for me, at least it is sometimes harder to use critical thinking in the real world than it is at work because you get so used to wanting to be heard and forget that really good listening and hearing another point of view can get you there faster without arguing. That’s my two cents at least.