Accession Number : ADA326786

Title :   Information Age Decisionmaking: Developing a Tool Kit for Future Leaders.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Osterberg, Donald A.

PDF Url : ADA326786

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This strategic study examines the changing decisionmaking landscape and offers a summary of the challenges facing current and future decisionmakers. It critically questions the Army's educational system and the wisdom of maintaining a purely analytical decisionmaking model for the military in light of emerging information technologies and organizational changes. It offers a defense of analytical decisionmaking and suggests that, in some situations, especially when the media's influence comes into play, it will continue to be the model of choice long into the future. It examines situational factors associated with future decisionmaking and predict the impact of each. The study concludes that future decisions can best be made through a combination of several decisionmaking models ranging from analytical to intuitive, with emphasis on the potential of intuitive models. A decisionmaking continuum graphically displays the range of several situationally-based decisionmaking methodologies.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *TOOL KITS, ORGANIZATIONS, EDUCATION, MODELS, ARMY, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE