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Speedy action with local decisions in line with the intent at least two levels up.
In mission tactics, the higher commander describes the mission and explains its unity of purpose. Lower levels determine the tactics needed to accomplish the task based on the mission order and the intent at least two levels up. In this way, each leader can act quickly as the situation changes without passing information up the chain of command and waiting for orders to come back down. Speed is greatly increased by this decentralization process.
Decentralization is one of the most significant features of modern organizations. In the confused and often chaotic world of today, only the smallest groups are likely to keep together, particularly during critical moments. In such circumstances, individuals rally around their leader who, armed with knowledge of the unity of purpose or intent at least two levels up behind their task, can lead them toward success.
Train lateral communication by building teams in which members only need half a word for proper action.
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Another way speed gains from experience is in the development of lateral communication, or coordination.
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The task, together with the unity of purpose, that clearly indicates the action to be taken and the reason therefore.
Sometimes it may be necessary to provide amplifying guidance in addition to an “…in order to…” statement.
Part of theme jumpstart.
|Goal||focus all forces on victory +|
|Pearl||Tribe +, Squad +, Intent at least two levels up +, Mission order +, Unity of purpose + and Lateral communication +|
|So||Train lateral communication by building teams in which members only need half a word for proper action. +|
|Theme||Maneuver + and Jumpstart +|
|Wish||Speedy action with local decisions in line with the intent at least two levels up. +|