A technique of reducing or forgoing one or more desirable outcomes in exchange for increasing or obtaining other desirable outcomes in order to maximize the total return or effectiveness under given circumstances.

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  • When reviewing multiple opportunities with limited resources, companies frequently compare the tradeoffs of each and then select the opportunities that will yield the highest benefit, while opting not to perform the others, or to perform them at a later time.

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  • You may find that there is a tradeoff to a good investment that may cause negative effects in other ways.

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  • The tradeoff was really well handled and I thought it showed everyone that our company was capable and worth paying attention to.

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