Critical thinking in business

Workforce of critical thinkers

Critical thinking is about to become one of the most in-demand skillsets in the global job market. As automation and artificial intelligence have a greater and greater impact on the role of the human in the workplace, the need to stand out by developing advanced thinking skills like problem-solving, reasoning and creativity grows ever stronger.

A global study carried out by Macat in association with The University of Cambridge, discovered that 84% of senior managers believe their organization suffered a loss due to an absence of critical thinking in their workforce. Concerns center on a recurring failure of many employees to analyse data correctly due to a focus on developing job-specific skills, rather than those that can be applied to new and changing situations.

The study also revealed 62% of respondents said their organization doesn’t do anything to ensure it hires applicants with strong critical thinking skills – skills new employees increasingly require if they are to hit the ground running when they arrive. 

What companies say about Macat solutions

The Macat assessments and learning materials are a very useful element in leadership development. Helping leaders understand a range of critical thinking skills through clear definitions and worked examples is a valuable way to increase awareness of the skills and why they’re essential for effective leadership.
— OD, Change, Coaching & Supervision Manager, BBC
The ability to use Critical Thinking as a leader is, now, more than ever, a skill required by our current and future leaders. In partnering with Macat we have a solution that not only objectively assesses the 6 Factors of Critical Thinking, but also provides bite-sized development to improve where needed. A modern tool for a modern world.
— Group Vice President L&D, Brambles

How we help

Macat's solutions help employers to recruit, assess and train critical thinkers with minimal disruption to business operations, helping their business to be more efficient, creative, and successful.

Deploy critical thinking


critical thinking assessments and training with minimum disruption.

Track critical thinking


measureable improvements and see benefits in real-time.

Forge new critical thinking skills


strategies for a smarter, more productive workforce.

Equip critical thinking skills


your employees with the 21st century's
most in-demand skillset.

Create critical thinkers


an army of smarter thinkers,
leaders and innovators.

Critical thinking solutions for employers


Macat Critical Thinking Assessments

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Macat Critical Thinking Assessments are delivered on a powerful, all-in-one critical thinking assessment and measurement tool, helping businesses recruit and develop a next generation of business leaders.


Macat Critical Thinking Assessment & Development

Macat Critical Thinking Academy

Macat Critical Thinking Assessment & Development combines comprehensive assessments, powerful analytics and engaging learning resources to create one complete critical thinking development solution.


Macat Critical Thinking iLibrary

Macat iLibrary on multiple devices

Macat Critical Thinking iLibrary introduces critical thinking through analyses of the world’s most influential books, providing employees with an interesting and engaging way to read and learn, whilst also developing the skills that helps them to think smarter at work. A smart addition to your corporate incentives package.


Macat Critical Thinking Analyses in Print


Analyses from the Macat Critical Thinking iLibrary are sold in print by our approved reseller Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group. Visit the Routledge website for more.