Accession Number : ADA295036

Title :   A Curriculum for Strategy in the Information Age: Chaos in a New Era.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Miner, Dennis K.

PDF Url : ADA295036

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The information age is much more than digitization. It will bring with it a new culture, one based on a different ideology than the familiar materialism. For strategists to be adequately equipped for this huge paradigm shift, they will require new knowledge and be able to apply it in both worlds simultaneously. Since the entire world is not going through these paradigm shifts, this duality of thought will be required for the foreseeable future. With scientific proof now in hand that the future will remain unpredictable, we must accept the responsibility associated with terminating the quest for certainty. New techniques are required for developing strategy in the information age. Highly skilled practitioners of strategy are essential. When we recruit a fresh young American into the military, we do not expect that person to immediately go to combat. We give that recruit tools and teach him or her how to use them. After individual training is satisfactorily completed, we train them to perform as part of a team. Preparing strategists for their new missions is no less important than training new recruits. The curriculum that I have proposed in this paper would guide the students through the three levels of thinking and hopefully expand their mental capacities for working with indeterminism. I think implementing such a program is likely to produce as high a quality strategist as we observe in the tactical quality of our soldiers. (KAR) P. 46-47

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *ARMY TRAINING, *COURSES(EDUCATION), *INFORMATION THEORY, STRATEGY, STUDENTS, ARMY PERSONNEL, TOOLS, QUALITY, MISSIONS, MENTAL ABILITY, RECRUITS, CULTURE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Cybernetics
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE