Article PDF: 1.3.2 Element Scalability

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Seven rules regarding how strategic elements are useful at every level of size and complexity.

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This article explains how our positions exist within larger positions. People get confused about strategic positions because they exist on a variety of different scales. We can look at positions in detail, close up, or in general, from a distance. A given nation's economy has a position within the world economy. An industry has a position within a nation's economy. An business has a position within an industry. A employee has a position within a business. How do these levels of position affect each other? This is a problem because the five elements defining a position also exist within each larger elements. If we look at one of the key elements, for example, Mission, we can analyze it by breaking it down further into the five elements. However, as

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This article details, positions and their elements are scaled according to very different rules.