Strategic Thinking

Skills for Making Sound Business Decisions

Strategic Thinking: A Valuable Business Tool

Strategic Thinking is the process in which people think about, view, assess, or create a future for themselves and others. In business terms, it involves developing insights about data, understanding complexity, and drawing sound conclusions about a situation. At the heart of strategic thinking is the ability to identify emerging opportunities and to anticipate and adapt to major shifts in a competitive marketplace.

Interaction Associates offers the Strategic Thinking workshops to hone the skills of your employees and team leaders, enabling every member of your company to think, act, and plan more strategically. You’ll have greater insight into what’s happening now, the future you want to create, and the best path to your desired future.

Understand the present, imagine your desired future, and think clearly with others about how to get there.

To stay ahead of your competitors, your organization needs individuals and leaders at all levels to adapt to changing conditions, shape the business’s future, and help the company become more competitive. 

Interaction Associates’ Strategic Thinking workshop hones your team’s thinking skills by teaching them how to create long-term plans and direction for capitalizing on potential business opportunities, as well as helping them achieve better results in their areas of responsibility.

Improve Big-Picture Thinking and Dialogue
Participants learn six strategic thinking skills and ways to engage stakeholders in conversations that yield practical insights, novel opportunities, and options for collaborative action.

Develop Aptitude and Confidence for Dealing with Complexity
With a given challenge, participants work independently and in teams to gather information and identify patterns, uncover biases and reframe problem statements, envision possibilities and decide on how to test their viability.

Advance Key Initiatives and Strategic Intent
Consistent application of the six strategic thinking skills will reduce decision-making cycle-time and enable teams to respond quickly and confidently to changes in the business environment.

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Dozens of organizations have trusted Interaction Associates to teach Strategic Thinking™ skills to their managers and team leaders. Here are a few examples.

How Participants Learn

Live | In Classroom
Interaction Associates' Trainers lead 1 or 2 day program at your site. You can also certify internal learning leaders to teach Strategic Thinking to your people managers.

Custom Blend | Combination live classroom, VILT & Asynchronous
Using your requirements, we can tailor a blended learning journey for leaders and team members who work together in the same office and at remote locations.

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Investing in Strategic Thinking Training as a Worthwhile Business Investment

Every member of your organization can benefit from attending our workshop for strategic thinking skills development.

For aspiring leaders

  • Explore ways to challenge your assumptions and see your organization with a new perspective
  • Learn how to generate new ideas and face future challenges you might encounter once you assume a leadership position

For leaders

  • Know when to accept risks, even if information and resources are limited
  • Avoid reactive fixes to problems, even if the business environment is uncertain
  • Learn to create better short-term goals that support a long-term vision

When you have strategic leaders in your organization, you have empowered leaders with a depth of knowledge on to draw insights, conclusions, and make decisions based on data. These leaders help to steer your company towards success. How can you build more strategic leaders?

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