Strategic thinking is the ability to routinely take the longer-term view and see the bigger picture, leading to examination of options before deciding on action to be taken. It is a broad and innovative way of thinking about the goals of the job, team and organisation, which takes a long-term, systemic and holistic view of the environment.
Strategic thinking is about:
It allows all elements of an organisation to fit together so that they are supporting and not hindering the achievement of the whole.
This is a highly practical course with participants working with one of their own workplace issues, from problem identification through to identifying options for change and selecting a solution.
On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- define strategic thinking and explain how, when by whom it should be used
- list and explain the skills and behaviours of a strategic thinker
- compare and contrast strategic thinking with other types of thinking
- explain what is involved in the identification and systematic analysis of problems
- describe various critical thinking and creative problem solving techniques and use these to help make better decisions and generate effective solutions.