Competency Title:

Strategic Thinking

Competency Type:


Competency Description

This competency refers to the ability to see things as a whole, identify key issues, and draw elements together into a coherent whole. The scope includes the ability to conceptualise and formulate strategies to create opportunities and maximise gains.

Level 1 - Awareness

Level 1

• Relate organisational goals to own work area.
• Know the importance of vision and mission of the organisation.
• Act in accordance with organisational goals.
Level 2 - Knowledge

Level 2

• Align individual goals to organisational strategy.
• Identify organisational strategies and operational goals.
• Identify strategic issues and trends impacting the business.
Level 3 - Skill

Level 3

• Analyse factors influencing future direction of the business.
• Forecast future trends, opportunities and risks affecting the business environment.
• Develop operational plans to support the organisational strategy.
Level 4 - Mastery

Level 4

• Anticipate future landscape and its impact to the current business strategy
• Establish the desired future state for the business entity.
• Provide direction and communicate the vision to encourage alignment with the organisation.
Level 5 - Expert

Level 5

• Predict obstacles and challenges for long-term growth to identify mitigating strategies.
• Translate emerging trends into strategic priorities for the business.
• Assess impact of environmental changes on business continuity and ensure contingency plans are in place.