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Tactical Execution Best Practice 3 – Timely Reporting of Activity Status

StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice ArticleRarely does unique, creative, or exploratory work complete on-time and on-budget (accounting for personnel, material, and financial resources). Although planners make every effort to accurately predict task needs, the many variables and uncertainties associated with these types of tasks make highly accurate planning nearly impossible. Even highly repetitive tasks can suffer from unforeseeable circumstances that delay their performance or raise costs. Subsequently, buffers are often added to work plans to accommodate for the uncertainty. At times, these buffers aren’t enough. On other occasions, excess time and/or resources remain. Only through timely communication of activity status can managers proactively prioritize and adjust their operations or project plans to accommodate the unknown and recover excess time and resources.


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Tactical Execution Best Practice 2 – Illustrated Priority Systems

StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice Article"If everything is important, then nothing is."

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Leaders struggle with the prioritization decision of how to most optimally deploy their limited resources so to return the most organizational value. Professionals also face this choice with respect to allotting their own time and attention to the myriad of assignments before them.


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Tactical Execution Best Practice 1 – Priority System Alignment with Mission Goals

StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice ArticleSeldom do leaders assign work to individuals based on the corporate goal of achieving something. Instead, they interpret and internalize the emphasis placed on assignments given them and then translate this emphasis by way of priorities when delegating or performing tasks.

 
 
 
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