Questions related to Strategic Thinking
In your experience, how has the alignment or misalignment between strategic thinking and organizational culture impacted an organization's ability to innovate, adapt, and achieve long-term success?
I believe technology has helped all field of science while heritage is one of the most valuable subject for people in all over the world. Protecting the heritage is a Serious responsibility because It is a trust in the hands of the present generation that must be preserved and handed over to the next generation and so how could be used new technology of HBIM to reach this goal.
The formation of citizens with strategic thinking, solidarity and equitable access to decisions making (citizenship) is increasingly seen as a practical solution to face the consequences of Covid 19, corruption and biases in local/regional development. Your valuable contributions are welcomed.
I came across a master thesis which presents a scenario about the future of nursery in a particular sanitary region. In the methodological section the author states that he provided the experts gathered in the brainstorming exercise with the driving forces and the respective uncertainties so that they can pick the critical ones, in order to build the scenario. Is that a good procedure? Actually this is the first time I came across with this. I think brainstorming meant o provide the driving forces. Am I wright?
How successful people thinking 1. Seeing the Wisdom of Big-Picture Thinking 2. Unleashing the Potential of Focused Thinking 3. Discovering the Joy of Creative Thinking. 4. Recognizing the Importance of Realistic Thinking. 5. Releasing the Power of Strategic Thinking. 6. Feeling the Energy of Possibility Thinking 7. Embracing the Lessons of Reflective Thinking. 8. Questioning the Acceptance of Popular Thinking.
What kind of knowledge we need to share in bank?
Is knowledge invites or influences (thinking) strategic thinking?
Hi, is there any study for the relationship between strategic thinking and knowledge sharing behaviour , knowledge acquiring , knowledge sharing.
Digital humanities is an area of research and teaching at the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities such as history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, art, archaeology, music, and cultural studies).
What are the application of "digital humanities "in your specialty?
Can anyone help me to find how to measure the health insurance policy holders behaviour? What are the determinant factors for purchasing or not purchasing the health insurance? How to involve Heuristics, Endowment effect, loss aversion ,prospect theory, satisficing and strategic thinking as a construct for preparing the questionnaire? What are the other constructs or variables available for measuring the behaviour of health insurance policy holders. Whether is it possible to apply agent based modeling for knowing about behaviour and goal of agent.Please suggest some variables?
Problem in academic critical thinking skills: is it a thinking problem or language problem? I'm looking for any published/research papers which discuss this issue.
Ozawa and Seltzer (1999) through an extensive survey, attempted to produce a list of skills and competencies a planning graduate should possess, which Alexander (2005) consequently refined into skill-based categories. Both these studies identify ‘Synthesis, Creativity and Design’ to be a major skill set within a planner’s competence. Keeping in mind that a spatial planner’s ultimate object is creating or shaping physical form or spaces, what sort of ‘Design’ does this refer to? Is it the ‘Design’ that I emphasised on my previous post? I do not think so. Then, what sort of ‘Design’ it is?
It is my view that I should elaborate on what sort of ‘Design’ that I intend discuss about. As most of you have already agreed upon or would agree, design fore mostly is a problem solving exercise. Reading into Christopher Alexander’s work on Notes on the Synthesis of Form (1964) design as a problem solving activity, can be broadly understood have three constituents or components. Based on this premise Munasinghe (2007) conceptualises a design activity or ‘an act of design’ can be witnessed in the presence of,
1. A cognitive act that deals with identifying and envisaging patterns on a given problem or situation
2. A process of both problem solving and realizing form with regard to these patterns
3. A product (physical or functional) with which its designer’s thinking can be traced.
Alexander (1964) also extends his argument by stating
“...before we can ourselves turn a problem into form, because we are self-conscious, we need to make explicit maps of the problem structure…”
Hence, a designer in order to achieve physical clarity in a form, must achieve some form of programmatic clarity in his or hers mind and actions. From a spatial planners’ point of view, it is then critical that they have higher capacities in visualising and envisaging the particular ‘physical form’ that they intend to create of shape. Their task in achieving such ‘form’ in this sense, doesn’t necessarily have to be ‘sitting on a drawing board’ composing plans, sections or visuals, although it is an important part of the process, for which they can seek assistance from allied experts. The above mentioned ‘product’ from a planner’s point of view can be a policy decision, a regulation, a charter, a contract, (urban) design guidelines, an assessment and the list goes on… Yet, it is the responsibility of a planners to have clarity of thought especially their spatial thinking ability, on the particular ‘design product’ they intend to achieve. In the absence of such clarity in mind, planner’s identity as a ‘designer of space’ would inevitably extinct, leaving behind a bureaucrat whose task is restricted to the mere application of technical knowledge. Emerging specialities of city designing—the so-called ‘qualified designers’, certainly making this difficult for spatial planners.
If it is clarity of thought or skills of visualisation and envisaging what spatial planners are seeking, there is a wealth of knowledge that they can utilise. Numerous ‘thinking models’ or ‘methods of structured thinking’—Strategic Thinking, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking etc. are already proved effective in uncovering and enhancing cognitive capacities of professionals. It may necessarily mean that spatial planning graduates and students should adapt ‘Design’ thinking at an early stage of their careers within their multi-disciplinary concerns of space, in becoming expert ‘Designers’ of space.
According to Tonkinwise (2011) however, such thinking expertise cannot exist in isolation of being a designer—what Cross (2004) states as ‘designerly ways of being’. Within his explanation, it is quite clear that such state of being is something that has to be manifested within a person, through conscious and deliberate being. It requires both structured way of thinking and acting accordingly. It then inevitably becomes a way of life; a part of who that person is; and his or hers actions then, becomes a part of what that person is. It may be then the need of the day for Spatial Planners and planning students to develop such understanding and act accordingly.
My strategy development techniques are based on both Michael Porter, who provides practical planning processes, and Michel Robert, who argues for "thinking" ahead of "planning."
Towards the projected 100,000 jobs expected to be created by Berlin's Tech Start-Up Ecosystem by the year 2020, I am undertaking meta analysis of primary empirical data of what the critcal success factors for Berlin's tech start-ups could be.
Generally, 9 out 10 start-ups fail; The same failure rates also apply to new tech ventures in Berlin.
With Berlin's already conducive atmosphere for tech entrepreneurship, a decrease in failure rates could springboard the 100,000 jobs creation before or in 2020.
I would be grateful if anyone could assist with or point to any scientific literature on performance/success factors for tech start-ups in the global ecosytem, Europe and/or Berlin.
Based on adult learning theories and principles, we know adults have their own ways of learning and developing skills required to perform their jobs effectively. Has anyone written or come across studies which focused on this?