Accession Number : AD0665668

Title :   A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE FEASIBILITY OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH IN THE NAVY.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Silverman,Joe

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The report presents the results of a preliminary review of the literature in organizational theory, with special emphasis on its feasibility for application to problems of Navy organizational units. The objective of such research would be the development and improvement of naval organizational structures and functions through the use of advanced techniques which integrate organizational theory, modern mathematical methods, and computer technology. A program of organizational research is delineated in terms of the impact of technological change on organizational structures and manpower utilization, which is so manifest in the area of ship and weapons systems design. Such a program would focus on organization structure and design, decision and control processes, measures of organizational effectiveness, intraorganizational communications, and organizational adaptability to change. Some of the problems of Navy shipboard organization in particular, and problems of organizational theory in general, which are discussed include those of organizational goals and purposes, structure and design, and decision-making. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, NAVY), (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, DECISION MAKING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, THEORY, NAVAL OPERATIONS, SHIPBOARD, MANPOWER

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE