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Drivers for Change – Think Strategically

Equity Framework > Drivers for Change > Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking is a continuous and cyclical process of reflection, planning, and implementation, it has no start or end. It involves assessing your environment, forecasting changes, and creating opportunities to amplify your impact. Strategic thinking also includes understanding current and emerging trends and foresight to assess how these trends can impact communities or organizations. Strategic thinking requires being flexible, in turn it can strengthen your ability to learn and adapt to changing conditions. This includes determining a course of action by weighing different options and using creative, innovative approaches to address challenges.

Adapted from:

  1. Strategies for Social Change’s Toolkit: Building a Strategic Thinking Organization. Retrieved from:
    https://www.strategiesforsocialchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SSC-Toolkit2-FINAL-Email-11.20.15.pdf

Further Reading / Additional resources

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization. Retrieved from:
https://hbr.org/2014/02/develop-strategic-thinkers-throughout-your-organization

Sample Tools

https://www.strategiesforsocialchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SSC-Toolkit2-FINAL-Email-11.20.15.pdf