Strategic thinking is the ability to develop a broad, big-picture view of the organization and its mission. Competitive advantage and threats, industry trends, emerging technology, market opportunities, stakeholder focus – Strategic Thinking is where these all come together. Strategic Thinking keeps individuals and groups focused and help decide where to invest critical resources. It includes the ability to link long-range visions and concepts to daily work.
- Identifies new information or data to key decision-makers or stakeholders to support their understanding and decisions
- Identifies new information or data to key decision-makers or stakeholders to support their understanding and decisions.
- Demonstrates awareness of the impact of own work on aspects of organisational strategy, and the impact of organisational strategy on own work.
- Identifies implications of own analysis.
- Identifies and considers emerging development opportunities and risks when articulating new options and recommendations.
- Maintains a broad, strategic perspective while identifying and focusing on crucial details.
- Understands the position of the organisation in the larger context; conveys a thorough understanding of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats; identifies competitive differentiators.
- Considers the bigger picture while setting priorities and the way forward.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Competency Framework (2014). https://www.oecd.org/careers/competency_framework_en.pdf