Accession Number : ADA308896

Title :   Can the Institutional US Army Become an Organic Organization?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carlton, Suzanne M.

PDF Url : ADA308896

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Faced with a dynamic and challenging global environment, significant budget constraints, and the emergence of the Information Age, the US Army is currently examining its institutional processes and current organizational structure to determine their future relevance. This study discusses the current US Army institutional redesign efforts, in light of general management and organizational concepts, in order to determine which concepts are the most suitable for transforming the Institutional Army to meet the requirements of the operating Force XXI. In addition to the discussion of the current situation, concepts are proposed for a transformed Institutional Army as an organic learning organization, supported by a dynamic information network.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *ARMY PLANNING, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY TRAINING, DYNAMICS, CHAOS, THESES, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, HIERARCHIES, ARMY BUDGETS, CULTURE, INFORMATION SCIENCES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE