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1.1 Concept of critical thinking.
2.0 Critically assess the impact of beliefs, attitudes, and values on their own workplace behavior
2.1 Explain the difference between beliefs, attitudes, and values.
2.2 Explain the impact of workplace attitude and behavior
2.3 Critically assess the impact of beliefs, attitudes, and values on their own workplace behavior
3.0 Identify a management theory relevant to your role and critically assess its impact on your own beliefs, attitudes, and values.
3.1 My role as a duty manager in the workplace (Sainsbury’s)
3.2 Different management theories.
3.3 Management theories relevant to my role in the workplace.
3.4 How management theories impact my own beliefs, attitudes, and values in the workplace
Sainsbury’s has hired me in one of its branches as a duty manager. Sainsbury’s is well-known and the second-largest supermarket retailer in the UK. Sainsbury’s is under the LSE (London Stock Exchange) and FTSE 100 index registers Sainsbury’s. As Sainsbury’s (2016) notes, Sainsbury’s is founded by John James Sainsbury in 1869. It serves its customers more than 1,415 outlets over the world and more than181, 900 employees are engaged with Sainsbury’s. As of 2017, the revenue of Sainsbury’s is about £26.224 million.
On the other hand, the net income of Sainsbury’s is near £377 million (Sainsbury’s, 2016). In addition, as of 2017, the operating income of Sainsbury’s is approximately £642 million. This assignment is mainly focused on critical thinking and the assignment is divided into two parts. The first part of this assignment is critically evaluated the impact of beliefs, attitudes, and values in the workplace. On the other hand, the second part of this assignment is identified the management theory relevant to my role as a duty manager of Sainsbury’s.
1.1 Concept of critical thinking
According to Anderson and Silva (2016), the term “Critical thinking” is a kind of skill of a human being by which a person can think rationally and clearly about what that person wants to believe or do. Then, critically thinking skill encompasses the skill in the person that helps him/her to involve in independent thinking or reflective thinking (Paul and Elder, 2015). As Brookfield (2016) notes, a critical thinker is capable to recognize the logical links among the ideas, to construct, assess or identify the opinions, to distinguish the mistakes/inconsistencies, solving different problems in a systematic manner, to recognize the importance of relevance of the ideas and to reveal on the reasoning of a person’s own values, beliefs, and attitudes.
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On the other hand, critical thinking skill is not about the matter of gathering information. However, an individual is not being a good critical thinker if he/she has sharp memory as well as knows many facts (Clay-Warner and Robinson, 2015). Then, both positive and negative events initiate critical thinking skills. Thus, critical thinking is rational and emotive.
Image: Critical Thinking Source: Lecturer Notes (2018)
As Hudson (2016) notes, rationality is the characteristic of a good critical thinker and they are always looking for real facts. They look for genuine information (such as different conflicting facts) to verify their personal reasoning and beliefs). A good critical thinker’s goal is to discover the true facts not to authorize their personal beliefs. Moreover, they also have the ability to find out their wrong. After that, they are very open to reviewing their reasoning. On the other hand, a good critical thinker is some quality characteristics (including empathy, fairness, and open-mindedness). In addition, they can give importance to other persons as well as can visualize the viewpoint, values, reasoning, and assumptions of other persons. Furthermore, they do practice different characteristics (including logical skills) and identify the issue they want to know…………..