Accession Number : ADA122512


Title :   Organization Development: An Approach for Achieving Desired Organizational Goals within the Venezuelan Navy.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Udelman,Alberto Shadah


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a122512.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : The Venezuelan Navy has evolved over the last 30 years into a very professional, well trained, and highly educated organization. Even so, it is still confronting several organizational problems. Although the second smallest of the Armed Services of the country, the Navy is responsible for very sophisticated weapon systems and for being, maintaining and operating an efficient peacetime force. Today, the Venezuelan Navy faces one of its greatest challenges, namely to keep its high performance standards in the face of a huge budget cut, resulting from the income reduction due to declines in the world's oil price. This thesis examines the need to bring Organization Development into the organization in the immediate future. After analyzing the Latin-American environment, the Venezuelan Socio-Cultural traits, and the Navy's particularities, the concept of 'tropicalized' OD is brought into the discussion. The view is taken that in order to effectively use OD, consideration of the adaptations of OD practice are required to help the Venezuelan Navy to achieve a fit among its processes, the people, and the environment. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *NAVY , PEACETIME , MODELS , THESES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , VENEZUELA


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE