I'd like to ask if I should use "of" in the following phrase.
2. Splitting the strategy into small stages. Or splitting of the strategy?
It (the phrase) is part of a list in a report.
As a Brit and mentor, but similarly not a teacher, could we not say, then:
"The splitting of the atom was a pivotal point for science and technology".
"Your decision on 'splitting of the strategy into small stages' has substantially increased the number of planning engineers that we will need."