Using Strategic Thinking to Consider the Big Picture

Functional managers, professionals, departmental leaders, and all individuals in key roles who want to develop or refine their strategic thinking skills and learn about issues relating to risk and risk management


Expected Duration
31 minutes

Big-picture thinking stretches beyond the short term and considers how an organization can succeed in the longer term. This course 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 and how understanding the organizational value chain can help you connect to the organization’s strategy and strategic plans and implement them more effectively.


Seeing the Big Picture

  • recognize ways to get a sense of the bigger picture by elevating your perspective
  • identify examples illustrating how understanding paradoxes helps in gaining a big-picture view of your organization
  • recognize techniques to understand causality in order to get a sense of the bigger picture of your organization
  • identify the steps to take in considering external factors to gain a big-picture view of your organization
  • distinguish between actions that encourage big-picture thinking in relation to internal direction and internal stakeholders
  • recognize how assessing your organization’s value and supply chains can help you develop big-picture thinking
  • use methods to increase your big picture view of your organization





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