Think Tactically and Strategically When Developing Job Definitions

The left and right hemispheres of our brain provide different functions.  Our left brain focuses on tactical or analytical activities while our right brain is used for strategic or creative activities.  We function best when we focus our attention on one of the brain specialities at a time.  In fact, many leaders structure their meetings so as to deal with tactical and strategic thinking in different sessions; however there are times when employing both aspects are critical to the success of a given effort.

When developing your direct report’s job definition, whether using an accountability matrix or job description, use both tactical and strategic thinking.  The tactical components of a job definition include the specific required activities and the way in which they performed.  The strategic aspects of a job are the success factors and priorities as they relate to the organization’s strategic direction and initiatives.

Challenge yourself and empower your direct reports to include both tactical and strategic components in their job definitions for short term and long term success.

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