360 Feedback Competency: Strategic Focus

Strategic Focus
  • Looks for opportunities to enhance contributions to the bottom line.
  • Communicates goals and objectives to employees.
  • Focuses attention on treating the causes of problems rather than simply addressing the symptoms.
  • Understands & contributes to development of strategic goals.
  • Determines a strategy for advancing the department.
  • Able to stay focused on important goals by saying "no" to less important goals and requests.
  • Says "no" to strategies that will detract from the organization's objectives.

  • Considers risks and rewards when making key decisions.

Pros and Cons
  • Creates plans to develop and promote organizational and area strengths, as well as to address weaknesses.
  • Analyzes the organization's competitive advantages and threats.
  • Understands the organization's competitive advantages and threats.
  • Able to decline a poor strategy by proposing alternate strategies.

  • Monitors performance of each market within the Area, utilizing reports to ensure sales growth, cost management, and profitability targets are met.
  • Considers the implications of decisions made and possible effects on the organization.
  • Acts upon relevant information affecting the organization.
  • Incorporates data to support strategic decision making.

Issues and Problems
  • Able to respond to unforeseen issues.
  • Proactively addresses problems and issues.
  • Addresses complex and ambiguous problems.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understands their role within the organization.

  • Leads teams responsible for analyzing competitive weaknesses within the organization.
  • Shows leadership by saying "no" when necessary to effectively execute business strategy and meet long-term objectives.

  • Determines what actions are needed to maintain broad strategy for the department/organization.
  • Keeps the team focused on established goals and objectives.
  • Executes strategies to benefit the department.
  • Executes strategies to benefit the organization.
  • Maintains focus on doing the best quality work even if it requires saying "no" to unnecessary, or unrelated, projects.

  • Sustains or achieves a competitive advantage for the organization by analyzing the best practices and lessons learned from other organizations.
  • Able to communicate a broad picture, overall view, of the organization.
  • Understands the position of the [Company] in the current market place and industry.
  • Uses the organization's goals to guide (or influence) the development of goals within the department.

  • Creates effective and strategic plans to address issues facing the department/organization.
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