You're a manager of a department or business and you are developing your key strategy for growing revenues, taking market share away from your competitors, developing a new product, expanding geographically or changing your business processes. Happens all the time, right? But do you communicate that strategy, or do you keep it secret?

It is baffling to me when a manager doesn't share his or her strategy with those employees who need to help achieve it. While I understand the need to keep the strategy private in terms of not letting the competition know the plans, I don't understand how a manager can fail to tell his or her employees what the strategy is. It's almost certain that if the employees don't know what the plan is, the plan will not be achieved (unless by sheer accident!).

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