Critical Thinking: Way Forward for Human Capital in the Age of Millennial

Zairul Nurshazana Zainuddin, Nurul Ezhawati Abdul Latif, Suzana Sulaiman, Faizal Mohamed Yusof, Mahfuzah Ahmad
2019 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
Human capital is believed to be the most valuable asset for organizations since past 20 years. However, changing demographics in the workplace with the millennial generation now encompasses almost half of the workforce require organizations to step up their effort. For years to come, the Millennial will shape the world. Therefore, it is important for organizations to develop a leadership base that is suited with the Millennial. This study suggest by emphasizing critical thinking skills, in
more » ... cular from higher education for the Millennial; will prepare them to face real business world and becoming a good leader in the future. Education is an investment in human capital that pays off in terms of higher productivity. The recent debates on lacking critical thinking among young talent, who are known as Millennials in the organisation motivated the study to be conducted. The study also discusses the importance of critical thinking and its contribution towards human capital development. It is also an area, which paves the way to further this research, as critical thinking is an essential skill for human capital development. This is also due to the fact that human knowledge and skill is necessary at certain level for organizations to accomplish their goals.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v9-i13/6254 fatcat:ar3isfqajfbwxkbwi2xafpy73q