Accession Number : AD0765555

Title :   Yes, Virginia. There is a Generation Gap: Are Senior Officers Able to Communicate with the Younger Generation.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : O'Sullivan,Curtis H.

Report Date : 18 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The question is whether there are differences between senior officers and the younger generation which impede understanding and communication. This is a current topic of interest, and reference to the subject was found in recent publications. There are significant problems between the generations which interfere with the ability of senior officers to motivate and lead. There are, however, alternatives available which can improve two-way understanding. A knowledge of recent behavioral science findings and an understanding of the aspirations of the young can breach the gap and assist in unleashing their potential. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP), (*SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, OFFICER PERSONNEL), MOTIVATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE