Strategic thinking is a key component of the strategic planning process. It requires a continuous assessment of a business, an industry, the environment and the application of new business insights. The primary goal is to enhance an organization’s uniqueness in the marketplace to achieve a competitive advantage. It requires individuals to think conceptually, imaginatively, systematically and opportunistically about the future of their organization. This workshop is designed to give participants valuable knowledge and insights on the importance of and role of strategic thinking in the strategic planning process. At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:
- Understand the use of strategic thinking in the strategic planning process to enhance the organization’s overall strategic direction in the pursuit of its long-term performance goals.
- Challenge their assumptions and view the business through changing lenses.
- Become proactive rather than reactive to finding solutions in a dynamic business environment.
- Generate new ideas and develop insights to evaluate future eventualities for the organisation.
- Use business intelligence to adapt a product and market strategy that supports long-term business goals and objectives.
” We recently engaged GOBLUE to provide training to approximately one hundred members of staff across the region. From the inception of the project, we welcomed the fact that they solicited a meeting with the leadership team to get an appreciation of the strategic direction of the Campus and the change we wanted to see in the way we engage our customers. In addition, GOBLUE took the time to understand our people and their challenges, by conducting a thorough needs assessment via questionnaires and interviews to assist with the design of the training programme. Based on feedback received, there was the general feeling among participants that the training was impactful and delivered to the highest standards. Finally, GOBLUE provided us with a list of post-training activities/interventions to reinforce the training. We were quite satisfied with the work done by GOBLUE”
I have worked with Judy & Go Blue for the last two years on a number of initiatives; from training to marketing, sales amongst many others. I must say, they really know their stuff, Judy is very knowledgeable on all things customer services and corporate strategy. I cannot recommend Go Blue enough, I have gladly referred them repeatedly to my business partners, friends and family.
GO BLUE INC. delivered training in Personal Financial Management for the entire staff of GCBL over a 10 week period. Feedback from participants spoke to the need to make that training a staple on the training menu for all new recruits. Training was informative, relevant and a definite eye-opener. Facilitators were knowledgeable, credible, professional and accessible to those requesting additional advice and counsel on money management. I would readily recommend GoBlue Inc.