Critical thinking is a way of thinking about any content, subject or a given problem in a skillful manner of analysing, assessing, evaluating gathered information, observing, reflection, reasoning, communicating, checking for clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, significant logic and fairness as a guide to a belief or an action, and to determine whether there is adequate justification to accept the conclusion as true. Today, many organizations and employees are experiencing the effects of stress on work performance. The effects of stress can be either positive or negative. What is perceived as positive stress by one person may be perceived as negative stress by another, since everyone perceives situations differently.
According to Barden (2001), negative stress is becoming a major illness in the work environment, and it can debilitate employees and be costly to employers. Managers need to identify those suffering from negative stress and implement programs as a defense against stress. These programs may reduce the impact stress has on employees’ work performance