In Decision Making with the OODA Cycle, Don Greer explains how adaptive capacity (and, indeed, survival) is a function of how well and rapidly one can iterate through the cycle of Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. Developing a strategy is a form of orientation. That is, the output of a strategy guides decisions and actions aimed at generating desirable outcomes. An adaptive strategy is characterized by rapid and effective orientation and reorientation that responds to a changing environment.
In the following series, we introduce several tools and frameworks that we believe promote the elements of an adaptive strategy:
- Leveraging cognitive diversity and applying multi-model thinking to make sense of a complex world
- Soliciting and giving effective feedback to learn efficiently, and
- Using visual representations to communicate—to ourselves and others—what we think.
Estimated Time to Complete This Lesson
It will take you about 45 minutes to an hour to complete this lesson:
|Lesson Overview||1 min||–||1 min|
|Decision Making with the OODA Cycle||3 min||6 min||9 min|
|Chatham House Rule||1 min||1 min||2 min|
|Learning Faster with Effective Feedback||4 min||9 min||13 min|
|The Case for Many Model Thinking||3 min||7 min||10 min|
|Seeing What You Say||3 min||6 min||9 min|
|Total||15 min||29 min||44 min|