The Oxford Dictionary defines calibrate as “adjust (experimental results) to take external factors into account or to allow comparison with other data.”
As you look across your team, work or processes right now, what are the things that might need to be calibrated or adjusted, given changes in the context?
What are the things you need to dial up and dial down?
Doing a regular scan of the context in which you operate is a key skill set. This is all part of strategic thinking, which is an important skill set for leaders today. As the University of Florida’s Training writes, “To think strategically means to see and understand the bigger picture of what the organization is, where it needs to go, and how it will get there. It means anticipating opportunities and challenges and utilizing that knowledge to guide the organization.” (http://training.hr.ufl.edu/resources/LeadershipToolkit/job_aids/strategic_thinking.pdf)
What is important about developing strategic thinking skills as a team?
What are the things you want to pay attention to as a team?
For more on the topic of strategic thinking, please check out these posts:
- 4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills
- 5 Areas CMOE Suggests You Focus On To Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills
- Check out the questions you might use as part of the reflective cycle of strategic thinking in this article from Terina Allen here.
As you think strategically, you may start to notice those items you need to CALIBRATE. What needs an adjustment?
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