Normative / Reductive Strategy
suresh.rajan, Manager, India
Strategy or future planning could be for:
a) Better understanding of the future
: here the focus is in trying to make meaning of the future.
b) Meeting a goal
: here the focus is in trying to meet a defined future. This type of thinking is normative.
Reductive indicates decomposing the goal into smaller elements
. There is hope / assumption that meeting the sub elements would all add up to meet the overarching goal. This is an assumption and may not work when the subelements are interacting with each other.