“Strategic thinking rarely occurs spontaneously”– Michael Porter
It is one of those things that most people have heard of, but few can clearly articulate: “What does being more strategic in your thinking really mean?”
If you believe that strategic thinking is only for senior executives, think again. Being more strategic doesn’t mean making decisions that affect the whole organization or deciding on the budgets for the company. It means putting the smallest decision in the context of the organization’s broader goals. Nurturing a relationship, such as one that could provide unique insight into a supplier, a customer, or a competitor is highly strategic. Everyone has an opportunity to think more strategically. It can, and must, happen at every level of the organization; it’s one of those unwritten parts of all job descriptions. It is not a function of thinking up “big thoughts” or reading scholarly research on business trends. Neither does it imply watching TED talks or lectures by futurists.
A few key parameters:
Where this can be run
Up to 30
Can be done
Is this workshop right for my team?
Showing strategic thinking skills communicates that you’re able to think for yourself and make decisions that position the organization for the future. It ensures that team members:
⦁ Understand different ways to flex their thinking while tackling day to day challenges
⦁ Learn deep questioning as the language of strategy
⦁ To look deep into the future
⦁ Envisage alternative futures
If you are looking at preparing your teams to be truly strategic, FocusU invites you to The Strategic Thinking workshop today!
Contact Us today – we will be glad to meet up and discuss the possibilities for your team!