Strategy (Greek "στρατηγία" (strategia), "art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship") is a general, undetailed plan of action, encompassing a long period of time, to achieve a complicated goal.
Strategy, as a way of action, becomes necessary in a situation when, for the direct achievement of the main goal, the available resources are not enough. The task of strategy is an efficient use of the available resources for the achievement of the main goal. Tactics is the tool to implement strategy, and is subordinated to the main goal of strategy.
Detailing it further, strategy is all about gaining (or being prepared to gain) a position of advantage over adversaries or best exploiting emerging possibilities. As there is always an element of uncertainty about the future, strategy is more about a set of options ("strategic choices") than a fixed plan.
Henry Mintzberg from McGill University defined strategy as "a pattern in a stream of decisions".
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... must take into consideration the bowler's strategy, the position of the fielders, the pitch conditions, and his own strengths and weaknesses ... The strategy he will decide on will incorporate a number of preconceived attacking responses to the various deliveries he may anticipate receiving, designed ... The success of this strategy will be dependent upon both the accuracy of its conception and the technical ability with which it is carried out ...
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... The first player has a winning strategy on any rectangular board with at least one side-length even ...
Famous quotes containing the word strategy:
“To a first approximation, the intentional strategy consists of treating the object whose behavior you want to predict as a rational agent with beliefs and desires and other mental states exhibiting what Brentano and others call intentionality.”
—Daniel Clement Dennett (b. 1942)
“That is the way of youth and life in general: that we do not understand the strategy until after the campaign is over.”
—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (17491832)
“Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war?”
—Bible: Hebrew, 2 Kings 18:20.