Accession Number : ADA134950

Title :   Development of an Organizational Effectiveness Model for Base Level Civil Engineering Organizations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : McKnight,R D ; Parker,G P

PDF Url : ADA134950

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 200

Abstract : Because no common definition of base civil engineering (BCE) organizational effectiveness existed, the assessment of and improvement in the effectiveness of BCE organizations has been difficult. At the request of the Air Staff, this research developed an organizational effectiveness model for use by base civil engineers. A census survey with a return rate of 83.3%) of CONUS wing, base, and civil engineering commanders was used to evaluate the importance of thirty-seven suggested criteria and to identify other criteria considered important by respondents. All respondents considered leadership to be the most important criterion in defining organizational effectiveness within civil engineering. A functional model developed through content analysis grouped these criteria into nine factors: fire protection, leadership, readiness, resource availability, organizational health, program management, contract management, operations workforce performance, and customer image. The resulting model allows base civil engineers to evaluate their organizations' effectiveness as perceived by their commanders.

Descriptors :   *Civil engineering, *Military organizations, *Operational effectiveness, *Models, Surveys, Leadership, Operational readiness, Fire protection, Resource management, Manpower utilization, Model theory, Feedback, Military commanders, Military engineering, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE