The Importance of Strategic thinking
“In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.”
If you have ever said I wish we had thought of that or I wish I had time to come up with new ideas – it may be that you need to find time for some strategic thinking. I have found that our clients benefit immensely when they are willing participants in strategic thinking sessions. What this means is being curious, forward thinking, positive and upbeat about new possibilities and with a willingness to learn. It means leaving your “fear factor” at the door and moving forward in unique and unexpected ways.
Good strategic thinkers have their eye on the future – and never say we tried that and it didn’t work. They are constantly looking forward and staying on top of what’s going on in the world- their world and their customer’s world. It really is about focusing on tomorrow.
It’s important to take the time with your team to provide opportunities for strategic thinking – make sure it’s not just around the planning cycle. A strong strategic thinking session can have a profound impact on a team and an organization. It allows for the dynamic of group thinking that goes beyond brainstorming.
Take the time – you will be glad you did.