Accession Number : AD0610026

Title :   THE BUCK STOPS NOT.

Descriptive Note : Professional papery,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fink,Joseph

Report Date : 30 OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A review is given of decision making behavior in the environment of a real-time air defense system. Man's place in such systems is discussed and are that rationale on which one allocates functions (decisions) between men and machines and decision avoidance behavior. In the general theory of bureaucracy, not making a decision is regarded as never being as dangerous to a man's position as making a wrong decision. The conclusion is that it may be said that the way to get ahead is to make only those decisions which superiors in the organization have already approved. This material represents reflections on a presentation made to the Human Factors Work Group at the 12th Military Operations Research Symposium, held at the U. S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., on Oct. 22-24, 1963.

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, REASONING), (*REASONING, DECISION MAKING), REAL TIME, AIR DEFENSE COMMAND, AIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE