Benefits of Strategic Thinking

Connie Ragen Green
4 min readJan 20, 2022

Predicting Challenges and Obstacles Requires Strategic Thinking

Connie Ragen Green — Benefits of Strategic Thinking

Business is a competitive market, and to stay ahead of a competitor, you must keep up. Markets fluctuate and change every day. New ideas, creativity, and trends can change powerful marketing habits instantly, which is why careful planning and attention are crucial to the success of any business. Let’s discuss the benefits of strategic thinking.

First of all, do you consider yourself to be a strategic thinker already? If so, you’re probably one step ahead of the game when it comes to predicting the challenges and obstacles that affect everyone’s life and business. But there may be areas where you could make a few small tweaks and benefit greatly.

If you’re like me, you may never have described or even thought of yourself as someone who regularly engages in strategic thinking. I’m less detail oriented than I would like, so that means that I learned to focus more on planning and organizing to increase the strategies I could develop to improve my life. This also spilled over to my online business, as well as my writing so it has definitely been beneficial to my life experience.

One way to plan effectively is through strategic thinking or planning. It is a detailed process done roughly once a year that sets clear goals, priorities, clear directions, and action steps with documentation of what a company plans to do to achieve more profits or other measures of success.

With strategic thinking, you can better predict challenges or obstacles you may face and highlight areas you need to improve to keep up with the market. It provides consistency and the knowledge you need to stay relevant in your industry.

Here are five common benefits of strategic thinking and why you should add it to your business routine:

Be More Proactive and Less Reactive

Planning and clearly listing the steps you want to take for your business gives you the control you need to be successful. Strategic planning requires the ability to take responsibility and the initiative to highlight your weaknesses, strengths, or other pain points that get in your way. Success doesn’t come without work or waiting for it to come to you.

Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.