Gather information to effectively manage your resources
Invest in gathering intelligence
This will end the conflict sooner and most effectively.
Gather information from different sources
Different sources improve the accuracy of the data and provide different perspectives. This would help you make better and more creative decisions that can have a powerful effect.
Leverage human nature to find information
Based on their nature and living experience, different individuals can provide different information and perspectives. Leverage as many different perspectives as possible for maximum influence.
Use data and intelligence to prevent conflict if possible
Conflict brings about more losses than gains. Correct use of information according to situations and individuals involved, can prevent harsh conflict and mindless usage of resources.