Engaging Ways to Build Core Skills
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.– Reid Hoffman.
How does your company approach strategic planning?
Traditionally, strategy is developed by an executive team and rolled out to the rest of the company for implementation. But today’s rapidly changing commercial environment, coupled with the growing popularity of agile business practices, means that many organizations are now moving away from a formal, top-down approach.
Our current climate calls for a more flexible method that allows teams to shape their own path (while following organizational goals and guidelines). So, it’s important that your team has the strategic thinking and planning skills it needs to contribute effectively.
Individuals with strong skills in these areas are also better at aligning their efforts with the broader objectives of the organization, so that their work contributes to a meaningful end goal.
This article explores three team-building exercises that can help your people develop their strategic thinking and planning skills.
Strategic Thinking and Planning Exercises
Use the exercises below to strengthen your team’s strategic thinking and planning skills. The activities should also help to improve communication and collaboration skills.
You can use them in various ways, for example with…