Critical thinking is the ability to recognise that a problem exists and to look for evidence to solve it. It is the ability to assess this evidence in a logical way in order to determine new knowledge and direction. But far more than that, it is seen as a great skill required of all leaders today. As such this makes an ideal assessment at the manager/ senior manager level.
Careful, analytical reasoning is an important part of nearly all management roles and is known to play an important part in a large range of occupations.
The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal has been designed to measure some of these important abilities and since its inception has become a highly respected and widely used instrument in the selection and development of graduates, managers and leaders. It is generally acknowledged to be one of the toughest tests of critical thinking available with strong links to performance in role.
2011 Update to the test:
The 2011 update to the assessment builds on the validation and research of the previous version. New items have been created so that there is a larger bank of questions, ensuring that no single form of the test can be copied and reproduced. This new item bank approach will ensure that candidates can be assessed remotely and unsupervised and has reduced the test length to 30 minutes.
Features and Benefits:
Internationally recognised, the robust standardisation, reliability and validity has ensured that this tool is one of the most trusted instruments available.
Acts as a complement to measures of general intelligence (eg numerical reasoning), enabling you to gain an insight into those operating - or with the potential to operate - at a senior level.
Goes beyond reasoning to assess critical thinking.
Areas of use:
The Watson-Glaser is widely used in the selection and appraisal of managers. It is also used for leaders and graduates
- Selection – graduates, lateral hires & business support
- Talent Management – identify hidden talent
- Retention – identify areas for development.