You can't have tactics without objectives. Clarity of the objective is essential.
Do you form your objectives on the fly?
How many of you sit down and work through overall objectives every now and again?
Or anything else you have thought about on objectives.
Here is an interesting quote on strategy, objectives and tactics that might be relevant to SPs.
EDIT. Note to self... It might be better to merge this with the tactics thread if nothing comes of it.Referring to non-military uses of the term, in his work The Practice of Everyday Life, French scholar Michel de Certeau suggests strategy and tactics are alike in that they both operate in space and time.
However, unlike strategy, which inherently creates its own autonomous space:
“A tactic is a calculated action determined by the absence of a proper locus. … The space of a tactic is the space of the other” (ibid., 36-37). A tactic is deployed “on and with a terrain imposed on it and organized by the law of a foreign power.” One who deploys a tactic “must vigilantly make use of the cracks that particular conjunctions open in the surveillance of the proprietary powers. It poaches in them. It creates surprises in them” (ibid. 37).
Tactics, then, are isolated actions or events that take advantage of opportunities offered by the gaps within a given strategic system, although the tactician never holds onto these advantages. Tactics cut across a strategic field, exploiting gaps in it to generate novel and inventive outcomes. Tactics are usually used to spoil the running context. Basically the position you and your squad follow.