Mentees are encouraged to be less “tactical” and more “strategic” at work.
In the article Tips for Mentees, The Mentoring Group, by Linda Phillips-Jones, Ph.D., she discusses why some mentees are being told to become less tactical and more strategic in the workplace.
According to Ms. Phillips-Jones, strategic refers to the what and why and tactical refers to the how. Therefore, when youre a strategic thinker, you have the ability to see the big picture: see patterns and trends, know priorities, anticipate issues, estimate outcomes and have alternatives ready. A tactical thinker is one who has a more hands-on approach, makes sure strategic goals are on target, and performs tasks with efficiency and quality.