Is flexibility a Strategy or a Tactic?

Strategies and Tactics are aimed at achieving the goal.

To understand their differences, let us use the popular PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle.

A strategy is the PC (no to Political Correctness, but Plan and Check), while Tactics is the DA (yes to Double Action, Do and Act).

Strategy requires planning execution and checking alignment of execution to the goal.

Tactics requires doing (executing the plan) and acting on feedback from checks on alignment of execution to the goal.

Strategies and Tactics feed off eachother in the iterative PDCA loop. They are not important in themselves. They matter as much as they are able to continually improve on our ability to deliver the goal.

Flexibility breeds formlessness. It is desirable for short term speed of adaptation, but undesirable for long term compounding of strengths.

Flexibility is a tactic.

– Osasu Oviawe

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