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Bill Carter, Business Consultant, United States
What is the difference between strategic and operational thinking? Which one has the greater impact on the success of the enterprise and why? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Dilip s Kulkarni, Project Manager, India

Strategic Thinking versus Operational Thinking

Strategic thinking always has a broader view in terms of objective whereas operational thinking reduces the scope to a specific, small objective.

  Arlene Grant, Trinidad and Tobago

Strategic Thinking versus Operational Thinking

I agree with Dilip: strategic thinking look at things on a macro level in terms of an organization attaining its objectives.
Operational thinking deals with a single, micro process or as Dilip suggest a specific small objective or indicator for one of the objectives.

  Dr Robin C Hesler

Strategic Thinking versus Operational Thinking

Both have to go hand in hand.
Operational falls out of the strategic thinking so the last is most important.
Strategic thinking sets the paths with goals.
Operational thinking is about how to accomplish those goals including the resources needed.

  Marco Antonio Carrion Rondon, Analyst, Peru

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  nan zeng

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  Dr Robin C Hesler

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  Wilfred Basil Fredericks, Project Manager, South Africa

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