The GOOD Cycle

The GOOD cycle ensures that the strategy is regularly incorporated into operational implementation.

  • The Game or Set Goals.
  • Observe or watch the situation
  • Determineorientation or options for action
  • Decide or decide what will be implemented.

The GOOD cycle or sense-making cycle relies heavily on Simon Wardley’s strategic gameplay:

  • Step 1 – Establish the cycle
  • Step 2 – Get to know the landscape
  • Step 3 – Learn and use climate patterns
  • Step 4 – Learn and apply the doctrine
  • Step 5 – Learn and apply stratagems