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Understanding and Decision-making (JDP 04)

Joint Doctrine Publication 04 introduces the reader to conceptual frameworks for thinking, problem solving and building teams.

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Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 04, Understanding and Decision-making (Second Edition) introduces the reader to conceptual frameworks for thinking, problem solving and building teams. It introduces tools and frameworks for practical application.

Formed into two chapters, JDP 04 begins by discussing the basics of understanding, how to approach understanding in the operating environment, the factors bearing on developing understanding and what enables understanding.

The second chapter introduces a theoretical concept for thinking, then develops ideas about the factors related to problem solving and how and why we think the way we do. Chapter two also discusses building effective teams and concludes with advice for commanders.

Who should read this publication

The primary audience for JDP 04 is military commanders and their respective staffs who are (or will become) involved in operations as well as policy and strategy makers in the Ministry of Defence.

The secondary audience is members of other government departments, related non-governmental organisations and the private sector, with whom the military are likely to work.

Published 1 December 2010
Last updated 14 December 2016 + show all updates
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