When you think strategically, you consider the impact of your decisions and activities over time. You take a step back and assess how everything fits with everything else. This type of holistic, or big picture, thinking is almost constantly used by effective strategic thinkers. Big-picture thinking generates ideas and possibilities, stretching beyond short-term concerns or a parochial focus on one part of the organization. This course aims to help you develop this strategic thinking skill. It describes how the ideas of systems thinking can help you elevate your perspective, become skillful at making sense out of opposites and contradictions, and better understand cause and effect while managing your department. It also explains actions you can take to encourage big-picture thinking, such as aligning your department goals with those of the organization, considering how your actions and decisions affect a variety of stakeholders, and identifying and analyzing external factors. In addition, the course describes how understanding the organizational value chain can help you connect to the organization's strategy and strategic plans and, in turn, implement them more effectively.
Please Note: This course is provided by a third party and therefore requires an extra step to obtain the CPE certificate. Upon completion of the course, download your course transcript and go to https://certificaterequest.skillsoft.com/ to request the certificate.
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- recognize how to use the ideas of systems thinking to gain a sense of the big picture
- choose the approaches that best take into account external organizational factors in a given scenario
- recognize actions that encourage big-picture thinking in relation to the internal context of an organization
- recognize how an understanding of the organizational value chain can help you see the big picture
Estimated Course Duration:
64 minutes (1 CPE)
Field of Study:
Business & Management Organization
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