Skill #11: Big Picture Thinking
Understands one’s role in fulfilling the mission of the workplace and considers the social, economic, and environmental impacts of one’s actions
- defining big-picture thinking as an understanding of one’s role in fulfilling the mission of the workplace and a consideration of the social, economic, and environmental effects of one’s actions
- identifying the organization’s structure, culture, policies, and procedures, as well as its role and position within the community, industry, and economy
Resources from our Partners
An Organization’s Values Students examine the influence that personal and professional values have on performance, productivity, and relationships. There is a worksheet attached. | Corporate Sight Students learn the importance of corporate vision in the business world. | Culture Fit in the Workplace: What It Is and Why It’s Important This is an insightful article on company culture, an elusive but important aspect of many professional lives. | Entrepreneurship: Lesson on Goals and Mission Statements> In this activity, students create goals and mission statements for their businesses and define the services they will provide. | P21’s Civic Literacy List Links to citizenship and community skills resources and activities are gathered here by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. | Researching Companies This lesson plan walks students through the basics of company research procedures. | Systems Thinking This site describes systems theory and provides examples of systems tools. | Telecommuting, Good or Bad? This in-class activity can be used to discuss the pros/cons of telecommuting, from the perspective of the employer and the employee. | The Power of Vision and Mission Students follow this worksheet to create vision and mission statements. | Work Etiquette Basics This site includes a variety of articles on office soft-skill fundamentals.