Share this short article with your colleagues on LinkedIn. TACTICS VERSUS STRATEGIES – Integrating and Optimizing. This informative article was written by Douglas Castle for publication in TAKING COMMAND! Douglas Castle is a Featured Columnist in The National Networker Newsletter. That is a strong recommendation — and not a command. Understand the factor between tactics and strategies, and learn how to take into account each.
Just as significantly, incorporate them properly to be able to accomplish real results and to avoid walking a needlessly arbitrary route governed by the sway of outdoors causes. Strategies are means (plans) for achieving large, longer-term goals. These objectives will be the defining conclusions of success in any operation, mission, or business. A technique is the primary road (as in a straight line) between where you are today, and where you must be at the end-game point. The deviations out of this highway (because of an abruptly downed tree, a stalled vehicle, a revealed powerline or other unforeseen impediments along the straight path which require special “instant fixes,” “circumnavigation,” “alternative methods”) are tackled with tactics.
Tactics are very like short-run situational strategies within a grander, macroscopic strategy. Never let a technique dominate your objective, or you shall stray from your strategy and become lost further and further in the woods. Use tactics which make it possible to adhere to your planned strategy — continue to keep your eyes on the prize.
NASCAR provides us some fine illustrations. A driver’s objective is to complete his laps … Read the rest