Asset Management Requires Alignment Between Long-Term Vision and Near-Term Strategy. Oftentimes, asset managers have to focus on manpower and problems they can fix in the near term. In addition to putting out fires, thinking preventatively needs to be objectively linked to the day-to-day. Strategies to address the challenges faced by external stakeholders, the evolution of demand, and daily operations should be working together. Remember that asset management is a journey, and a sustainable network will not be achieved overnight.