Accession Number : AD1030376


Title :   Organizational Dysfunction in the US Air Force: Lessons from the ICBM Community


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR UNIVERSITY,SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States


Personal Author(s) : Fujii-Takamoto,Bud


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030376.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : This study aimed to prove the validity of an organizational design model by applying it to identify organizational factors contributing to the 2013-2014 cheating scandal in the United States Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) crewmember community. First, the study introduces the problem and explains organizational dysfunction. The central question is, What insight does an organizational design model of analysis offer to help minimize future organizational dysfunction in the United States Air Force? This study defines organizational dysfunction as a myopic focus on the mission while exhibiting deviant behaviors contrary to stated values. Next, the study proposes a model of organizational analysis as a lens through which to view the ICBM organization.


Descriptors :   military organizations , intercontinental ballistic missiles , air force , human resources , national politics , culture (social sciences)


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE