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.
The aim of the course is to encourage participants to adopt a strategic approach to problem solving and decision making by looking at the elements of strategic thinking whilst working on real issues that they and their colleagues have identified and brought to the course. Through this they will gain:
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
Participants are asked to identify an issue at work that they believe requires as strategic solution and to collect information about the issue to explain where the organisation stands, to include: