Yes, They Are Key to The Workplace!
Analytical skills are in high demand from organizations and should be a development tool for business owners and professionals.
Analytical thinking skills allow us to gather information, articulate and solve complex problems. ''Study's have shown 58% of company leaders say analytics are important to their organizations now, and 82% say they will be important in 5 years.'' This study was published in 2013 but is very much relevant for our today and future professionals.
"Research shows, if you worry that your analytical skills are not up to par, never fear. They can be developed with time and consistent practice. Like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. One way to start is to read more books. This may sound a little too simple of a solution but it really works. How does it work? Well, it helps when you read as actively as possible. Instead of passively skimming over paragraphs and grazing the pages, try to look at both sides of the story. For example, if you are reading a novel, try to see the plot from the perspective of the hero, the villain and other supporting characters. This causes your brain to think in new ways, and increase your stimulation. Thinking differently helps to expand your mind, which is critical.
Another excellent option is to build your mathematical skills. Calculus, algebra and statistics all make use of logic and analysis. You need to go through each problem step-by-step in order to come up with the right answer. Sometimes, you have to work a problem multiple times before you finally figure it out. This can be frustrating, but you get better with focused practice. You can also work through different puzzles with the goal of solving them."
As a reminder to management of corporations, entrepreneurs and business owners who have staff or plan to build a staff - If staff does not understand the basics of their job it will make their job even harder. Fontenot & Associates Solutions can support with the development of policies and procedures, visit our webpage www.FontenotSolutions.com.
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