A shortcut is a lightweight solution to a problem. The term implies a low quality solution that skips due diligence in the name of expediency.A tactic is a quickly drawn plan that takes advantage of changes in a competitive environment as they arise. It is common to use the term tactic as if it were analogous to a shortcut. This occurs because tactics are often compared to strategies, a much longer term type of plan. As compared to a strategy, tactics are quickly designed and executed. However, they need not be shortcuts.
|Shortcut Definition||A lightweight solution that may skip steps.|
|Tactics Definition||A plan to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.|
|Shortcut Example||Skipping architecture and design steps when creating new software.|
|Tactics Example||An automotive company quickly changes its slogan and advertising to emphasize its safety record after a competitor experiences a series of safety related issues.|
|Related Concepts||Strategy vs TacticsTactics|
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