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What is an OODA Cycle?

John R. Boyd was a fighter pilot in the 1950s and US Air Force. He helped design the F-16 in the 1970s and then began to promote a concept called the OODA loop.

OODA is a supporter of Observation, Direction, Decision and Action. This is a prime example of how we make tactical decisions. Colonel Boyd corresponds to this time with the creation and promotion of the concept that has become a strategic hub for many military campaigns.

Many admit that the OODA loop concept is as powerful as it is in the military. But this is a powerful and simple tool for a person as it is for larger spaces. Especially when it comes to reducing work hours for employees … especially those with income.

An organized OODA button

In a paper written by Dr. Ray Curts and Douglas Campbell, "The dilemma of the decision maker in the OODA loop is the problem of data collection, storage, retrieval, manipulation and comparison." Is it equally true for someone sitting at their desks, trying to keep up with endless breaks and changing their priorities while completing assignments or projects? Collecting, storing, searching and manipulating … & # 39; The information is directly contributing to our stagnant and tense work environment. We tend to stumble as we try to take the steps needed to close our OODA loop.

Simple does not mean easy

If the OODA loop concept can be seen as a simple process, it can be organized. But simple does not mean easy.

It is more difficult for some to observe your own habits or repetitive behaviors. Focusing yourself on both the big picture and the detail required involves a synergistic approach that can be both challenging and frustrating. Decision-making speaks directly to what I say; behavioral organization & # 39; … the biggest demon is dragging. And last but not least, moving and moving forward is something that requires us to take part in all three of the previous steps.


The costs of being unorganized are high and depend on how we manage our time. Low-income employees, higher costs, missed opportunities, slower response times in the customer service, poor team performance, stress and frustration are just a few. Generally, low fertility, accompanied by high-stress stress.

I mean … does your bike work?
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