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Now that you know what strategic thinking is, consider the benefits!
Intrinsically, strategic thinking feeds and enhances a company's vision to achieve its goals. Here’s an example of how it can be applied to creating vision in the first place.
A group of radiography superintendents in a hospital specializing in the treatment of cancer had heavy workloads treating patients themselves. They reported being unable to find time to supervise their team members. Each of six superintendents reported treating ten patients per day on average. When asked how many patients each of their five or six team colleagues were treating each day, they did not have that information.
Someone suggested they give one of their own patients to each member of their team. This meant that they would have five or six fewer patients each day. And this, in turn, would leave them time to ensure their colleagues had their support and direct help at extra busy times. The new strategy increased productivity, and also improved working relationships and enabled better supervision.Back to Top
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ABOUT THIS DIGITAL MARKETING MODULE
Being able to think strategically, and to see the bigger picture, are attributes that every great leader should possess. With strategic thinking, you can create the future for yourself and your employees. It helps you to identify opportunities for change, and take advantage of them. This, in turn, increases market share and profitability, and makes your business more durable.
In this module, you will learn how to become a strategic thinker. You will discover the characteristics of strategic thinking, and its many benefits. You will also be introduced to a method called Future-basing® that you can use to build a vision for the future in your own organization.
You will also learn how to develop a leadership mindset, which entails being able to visualize how things should be, communicating that vision, and taking a wider, more panoramic view. This should help you transition from acting like a manager to thinking like a leader – which is another key take-away from this module.