Strategic Thinking versus Operational Thinking?

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Bill Carter
Business Consultant, United States

Strategic Thinking versus Operational Thinking?

What is the difference between strategic and operational thinking? Which one has the greater impact on the success of the enterprise and why?


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, Canada

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

Strategic Thinking

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nan zeng, China

Strategic Thinking versus Operational Thinking

Neither of them is more important than the other but at different phases. Strategic thinking may go... Sign up

Dr Robin C Hesler, Canada

Difference Between Strategic & Operational Thyinking

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Wilfred Basil Fredericks
Project Manager, South Africa

The Difference Between Strategic & Operational Thinking

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Benhoumeur, Algeria

Difference Between Strategic & Operational Thinking

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