For firms, organisations and institutions, the big picture goes beyond what’s visible or available at the moment, it opens you up to possibilities that might otherwise remain unnoticed.
Keeping the big picture in mind at all times is the key to confronting current challenges, planning for emerging needs and moving toward your goals. Without a big picture plan in place, it’s easy to lose momentum.
So What Is The Big Picture?
It is not the day-to-day details or a single strategy. It is your ultimate definition of success; your purpose and values.
Understanding your big picture is important because it helps you visualize your destination and the direction you need to take to get there. It also helps you:
Ideally, your big picture should have the following elements:
A clear understanding of your vision and mission
Strategy and critical thinking
Fostering team cohesion
Knowing and understanding your stakeholders
A future-oriented mindset
Seeing the bigger picture is all about charting a winning course, but balancing the big picture with details ensures that you’re not just running forward, you’re running in the right direction.