A set of coherent actions are proposed to achieve strategic objectives, towards addressing the diagnosed problem of imminence of needless deaths brought about by a likely perfect storm of exponentially growing infections and a highly under-resourced health care system. The proposed guiding policy is to flatten the infections curve while also raising the capacity line of the health care system.
The approach adopted in the formulation of this strategy borrows from Richard Rumelt book, Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The difference and Why it Matters. Rumelt maintains that a good strategy is composed of three elements, which he calls the kernel of strategy: diagnosis of the problem, a guiding policy and a set of coherent actions.
He agues very persuasively against confusing vision, mission and strategic objectives – which are all about a picture of the desired future state – with the what, how and when of actually getting to a certain destination. The former is what strategy is about.
This strategy further borrows from what Rumelt calls the sources of power that a strategy creates. These sources of power are used to group the proposed strategic actions. This ensures not only creation of strategic power and effectiveness, but also coherence of the actions.