For those who have transitioned from working in an office to working remotely, it quickly becomes apparent if your team lacks strategy. The symptoms of being “strategyless” include the following:

-Unclear priorities requiring multiple communications to determine work

-Rehashing the same issues during teleconferences with little to no progress

-Missing project milestones due to lack of clear accountabilities

-Fire drill mentality permeating emails and requiring additional teleconferences

-No clear goals driving daily activities

This lack of a written strategy to guide activities toward goals, establish priorities, and filter out wasteful time on unimportant tasks is exponentially increased in virtual work settings. Following are several pages from the book, StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad: Using Strategic Thinking to Defeat Bad Strategy and Save Your Plan, to provide guidance on establishing clear goals and strategies for your team:









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