Accession Number : AD1020051


Title :   Fostering Creative Thinking in the Institutional Army


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,10 Aug 2015,10 Jun 2016


Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : Hitt,Nicholas J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020051.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : The United States military leadership, more specifically the US Army, identified developing creative thinkers as an essential component to the concept of winning in a complex world. This is the case because the complexity of the security environment requires agile and adaptive leaders. In order to indoctrinate creative thinking across the force, the Army must leverage professional military education from its institutional side. Of the institution programs, the resident Command and General Staff Officer Course educates the largest body of field grade officers at one time. Thus several questions arise: Does CGSOC foster creative thinking in its resident students? What are the critical factors in fostering creative thinking? How does CGSC use doctrine, organizational structure, training, leadership development and education, personnel, facilities, and policies foster creative thinking? These questions will be explored along with a recommendation of an approach to evaluate how organizations foster creative thinking.


Descriptors :   army , military education , officer personnel , military training , LEADERSHIP TRAINING , THINKING , military doctrine , policies


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE