The dominant knowledge asset: The key to short term decision making
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Business
This paper examines three current military decision making tools for business use, while being aware of Information Warfare and Attack: dominant Battlespace knowledge (DBK) or The knowledge asset, decision making using the linear OODA Loop (Observe-Orient-Decide-Act) and decision systems using the non-linear Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). The OODA Loop links two possibly incompatible elements, DBK and CAS into a superior decision making model that makes the short-term unit of decision based not on cost but timeliness to yield the value of the decision. The intention is to maintain proactive initiative and momentum, and ensure the agility of the organisation to almost any unforseen event.