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This post addresses strategies for growing organizations.

As the organization grows, does it become harder to communicate the strategy to everyone in the company? Does everyone still need to know the whole strategy, or can they get by with just knowing what their part of the company needs to achieve?

There's a common safety poster you find hanging in a lot of workplaces that says, "Safety is everyone's responsibility." Is the implementation of the strategy similarly everyone's responsibility? And if so, do you exempt people from that responsibility if you don't communicate the strategy to them?

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As the organization grows, does it become harder to communicate the strategy to everyone in the company?

I wouldn't necessarily agree that it becomes harder to communicate, but I do think that management needs to take additional steps as the company grows. When companies add multiple employees, and as the company grows, management needs to plan ways to communicate strategy with all employees differently than when the employee numbers were lower. A good management plan for communicating the company's strategy can overcome the size of the company.

Does everyone still need to know the whole strategy, or can they get by with just knowing what their part of the company needs to achieve? ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion examining if it becomes harder to communicate the strategy to everyone in the company as an organization grows. Safety strategies are also thoroughly discussed. This solution is written based on 25+ years of professional management experience.

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