Accession Number : ADA308636

Title :   Organizational Climate Building and Cultural Integration in Coalition Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Easter, Cornelius

PDF Url : ADA308636

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Global changes in military affairs clearly predicate that U.S. strategic leaders must make a paradigm shift in the way they intend to prosecute warfare in the 21st Century. This study examines the relevance or value of organizational climate-building in a joint, multinational alliance or coalition environment. It argues that strategic leaders will be more successful if they focus on climate-building and culture integration, rather than on development of organizational culture. More importantly, organizational culture-building is a long term proposition, a condition which does not support operations with transient organizations in a geostrategic environment. This paper applies findings in studies of high performing organizations to current strategic affairs. Moreover, it takes into account strategic lessons learned in coalition and alliance operations from World War I to Operation Desert Storm.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, TRANSIENTS, WARFARE, IRAQ, MILITARY STRATEGY, ORGANIZATIONS, LEADERSHIP, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, CLIMATE, CULTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE