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This post addresses who should know the company strategy.

You say that all employees should know the whole strategy, but what if some parts of that strategy are sensitive information? Does the guy on the loading dock need to know your product development plans? Especially if the release of those plans could compromise your competitive advantage?

Is it possible that too much information could be confusing to some employees? In a larger organization where a lot of things are going on, could it be better for employees to limit the information they're given to just the strategy for their particular division or department?

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1. You say that all employees should know the whole strategy, but what if some parts of that strategy are sensitive information? Does the guy on the loading dock need to know your product development plans? Especially if the release of those plans could compromise your competitive advantage?

All employees should definitely still be aware of, and actually have a good knowledge of, the company's strategy including the guy on the loading dock. The company's strategy addresses several main points. The strategy defines the overall scope of where the business is headed, and how each department, when working together with the other departments, can help the company get to that destination. The strategy allows the company to define their objectives. Employees are ...

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The solution gives a detailed explanation as to which employees, or if all employees should know the company strategy, even if the strategy contains sensitive information. This solution is written based on 25+ years of professional management experience.

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