- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 12
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning in Business
Course SummaryThis course provides an overview of strategic thinking processes and helps your employees use these techniques in their day-to-day work. The lessons are a great addition to any corporate training program and flexible enough to use in several different training environments.
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About This Course
The video lessons in this course walk your managers and other employees through the processes involved in turning strategic thinking into action items and completed products. They will learn to employ appreciative inquiry, strategic planning, and strategic mapping, among other tools, through brief videos filled with awesome original material. The lessons make great individual training modules, but are also perfect for group training events both in the office and remotely through your chosen conferencing program.
How It Works
Each video is only about five minutes long and viewable on PCs, laptops, and mobile devices, allowing your employees to complete the lessons on their schedule. The entire course is web based and self contained; your trainers will not have to move between several browser windows or applications as they provide the training to employees.
Our unique tutorial system boosts your employees' retention of key concepts with tools such as:
- Engaging graphics which are sure to hold attention
- Lesson transcripts which can be mailed or posted to reinforce lessons outside of the training environment
- Self-correcting lesson quizzes following each video to ensure employees grasped the material and act as a springboard for group discussion
- Chapter and course exams measure understanding
How It Helps
- Fosters a learned environment: Having a staff who understand the importance of acquiring, sharing, and applying new knowledge creates a learning organization where all members take an active role in meeting organizational goals.
- Encourages creativity: Employees will learn to think of original ideas to address arising issues and maximize efficiency in established systems.
- Grows talent: Your management staff will foster the unique skills of each of their employees and pull them into the decision-making process as they work through complex situations.
Strategic Thinking & Planning in Business
- The difference between strategic planning and strategic thinking
- Step-by-step model for strategic planning
- Specific business strategies
- Formulating new strategies
Applying Strategic Thinking in Organizations
- Developing strategic thinking in employees
- Making the business a learning organization
- Strategic management processes
- Strategic mapping in support of planning
- Management applications of strategic thinking
- Using the appreciative inquiry process
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