Accession Number : ADA235762


Title :   Overview of Management Theory


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Lawrence, James A ; Steck, Earl N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a235762.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : Basic management theory, principles, and application concepts are applied daily by military officers, civilian supervisors, and other leaders to achieve organizational goals and personal objectives. Such theory provides us with a solid framework for working successfully with people. It enables us to use effectively many systematic processes and motivation aspects of organizational structure and functions. Most important, the theory orients command leadership for the enormous task of managing organizations in our environment fraught with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). This study provides an overview of current management theories and offers some thoughts about the future.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT , *THEORY , UNCERTAINTY , MILITARY PERSONNEL , LEADERSHIP , SUPERVISORS , VOLATILITY , MOTIVATION , OFFICER PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE