Whats the best workaround for finding Gameobjects at Start?

Hi,

i would like to know whats the best workflow how to handle a large amount of finding Gameobjects at the start of a scene? In my current project i have up to 15 private gameobjects varibles which are defined in a Awake()-function like

private go : Gameobject;
function Awake(){
 go = GameObject.Find("monster") as Gameobject;
 // and thats with all my different Gameobjects i need to have
}

It would be interesting whats the best practice for that? How do you that for example in a complex game? Is it better to work with tags, or making the gameobject varible public which are already known and then assign it to a component before startup? Whats the best for performance?

Any tips/ hints on that. Would be great to know, thanks for your time... yosh

Best runtime performance would probably be if you assign the gameObjects manually from the editor. (using public variables) But that would probably be a pita so the next best thing would be having a tag named "monster" for your monsters and do GameObject.FindGameObjectsWithTag("monster").