Accession Number : ADA195032

Title :   Can the Climate of an Organization be Modified and Managed to Ensure Organizational Excellence?

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Moss, June R

PDF Url : ADA195032

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Military Commanders have received training in both managerial and leadership principles. These concepts can be used in both predominately military or civilian DOD organizations. Those who make the general officer rank have been successful leaders in prior assignments. However, when assigned to a predominately DOD civilian organization, some commanders are reluctant to deal with their civilian employees. This is usually due to the complexity of the civilian personnel management system. Therefore, they delegate the responsibility of the civilians to the Civilian Personnel Officers. This practice tends to negatively impact the climate. This study seeks to examine four components (vision, people interaction, perception, and leadership) which shape organizational climate. The purpose behind this study is to show that Military Commanders who command predominately DOD civilian organizations, can apply these components to move their commands towards organization excellence. The analysis of the literature support the argument that military commanders can use those skills that they obtained during their military experiences to lead civilians as effectively as they lead the military. Recommendations were made concerning how military commanders can lead predominately civilian organizations towards excellence.

Descriptors :   *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *ORGANIZATIONS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, CLIMATE, IMPACT, DOCUMENTS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, GENERAL OFFICERS, RANK ORDER STATISTICS, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, PERCEPTION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE