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Insight into the Use of War Games

The Army Times reported yesterday on a recent Army war game designed to explore future strategy and force options. The event provided an opportunity to compare the actions of an Innovation Group and an Evolution Group. What is perhaps most interesting is the reported post-game discussion, which reveals a good deal about how organizations can use war games to test options in a “realistic” competitive context. Of course, organizations must be cautious of changing direction based solely on the outcome of a war game, which can be framed unknowingly to perpetuate deeply held and potentially hazardous assumptions.