Evaluating Tactics for Your Organization

Before you decide to use a tactic, take the time to think about these questions. There are no right or wrong answers. But your answers will help you choose a tactic that supports your strategy.

  • Have I ever seen or used a tactic like this?
  • Can I use some part of this tactic?
  • What might this tactic help my organization do?
  • How could this tactic help me achieve my goals?
  • How risky would this tactic be for my organization or me? Am I prepared to accept the level of risk involved in this tactic? How can I reduce the risks that may be involved in using this tactic?
  • Is this tactic right for my issue and situation?
  • Was it successful? Why or why not?
  • What resources would I need? What resources do I already have? How can I get those resources that I don’t have?
  • Will this tactic have the intended effect on my target?
  • Has this tactic already been used on my target?
  • What alliances would I need to make to use this tactic? How can I make those alliances?
  • How might those who oppose my issue react to this tactic?
  • Can I combine this tactic with other tactics?
  • What is my back-up plan?
  • What would I do if this tactic doesn’t work the way I expect it to?