Organizational Strategic Support

Supports organizational goals and objectives in accordance with strategic and/or operations plans.

Key Behaviors
  • Incorporates new processes and procedures into annual plans.
  • Conducts internal audits (i.e., gathers information, identifies strengths and weaknesses) and provides recommendations to establish new processes.
  • Gathers key information essential to the planning and organizational process (e.g., internal information, audits, benchmarking information, stakeholder input).
  • Incorporates an awareness of current and future management directives, required functional and technical expertise, resource requirements, and targeted stakeholders into annual plans.
  • Streamlines operations for maximum efficiency, automation and effectiveness where appropriate.
  • Identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) in support of strategic planning process.
  • Provides advice and guidance to resolve, implement or manage program or policy issues that involve areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology.
  • Utilizes processes, tools and/or formal mechanisms to effectively monitor and manage results.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.