An essential component of a strategy is its hierarchy. The terminology, possible structure and naming of the strategic hierarchy is dependent on the selected strategic framework that is governing the strategy (e.g., Objectives and Key Results or Pillars and CSF).
The figure below shows an example of the Marketing Strategy. The chosen framework is Pillars and Critical Success Factors and it contains of 3 three pillars with one critical success factor (CSF) each:
When you have created a new strategy and have chosen your strategic framework, you can start building the strategic hierarchy:
3. Add your strategic initiatives
You have now created your strategic hierarchy.