Strategy as Inquiry

It's been common corporate practice, migrated to non-profit and institutional contexts, to frame strategy as statements. We have mission, vision, strategy, goals, objectives and tactics statements. In a world of an unknowable future, all are assumptions. 

Some of us are now exploring the advantage of framing all as questions. Questions make use more learning-abled than assumptions. We learn rather than assume our way into a new future we want to see. This is particularly valuable when change is a constant and connectivity continues to grow in new and unexpected ways. 

This shift of course requires a new inquiry skill set, the ability to translate assumptions into new questions that have the power to move us together in positive directions.