Accession Number : ADA191419

Title :   Test of the Constancy - Velocity Hypothesis: Navy Unit Functioning and Performance over 12 Years.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 85-Dec 87,

Corporate Author : RENSIS LIKERT ASSOCIATES INC ANN ARBOR MI*

Personal Author(s) : Bowers, David G ; Denison, Daniel R ; Stambaugh, Leslie K

PDF Url : ADA191419

Report Date : 31 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : This study examines the effects of management and organizational practices and processes upon the performance of fleet units over a 12-year period. Velocity--the sheer number of persons pumped through a unit in two successive three-year periods is examined as a partial explanatory construct. The findings indicate that both unit practices and unit performance are remarkably constant, with the former in substantial measure causing the latter. Keywords: Organizational function, Personnel velocity, Readiness, Reenlistment rate, Change of command, Deployment, Overhaul, Organizational climate, Organizational culture, Leadership, Peer relations, Longitudinal effects.

Descriptors :   *CULTURE, *LEADERSHIP, *ORGANIZATIONS, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENTS, FLEETS(SHIPS), HYPOTHESES, PERSONNEL, PUMPING, RATES, REENLISTMENT, VELOCITY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE