Some strategy maps have strategic themes. They represent the three or four big-picture strategic focuses in your organization. Themes vertically group together related objectives across your entire strategy map.
Unlike perspectives, themes are very specific to your organization. For example, themes may be things like:
- Operational Excellence
- Culture of Safety
- Clinical Leadership
Some organizations find it helpful to show themes on their strategy map. Others think that themes add unnecessary complexity. Ultimately, it’s up to you do decide if themes are right for your strategy map.