Accession Number : ADA265092


Title :   Getting Started: The Use of Organizational Development Programs to Facilitate the Transition of Command


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : King, James C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265092.pdf


Report Date : 22 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : This study discusses an organizational development (OD) process (the transition program) which can be used by a leader to manage the negative organizational effects that normally accompany a change of leadership. It also addresses the differences between the use of transition programs in large complex military organizations and smaller less complex ones. Discussion concerning the use of OD transition programs in complex military organizations is based upon a case study of the program used in one of the Army's most complex commands, the United States Army Material Command. Those for smaller organizations are based on both personal training and experience with the use of OD transition programs at both company- and battalion-level commands. This study concludes that leaders at all levels can, with little risk, use a relatively simple OD process to reduce significantly the impact of a change of leadership on their organizations


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *LEADERSHIP , *ORGANIZATION THEORY , CASE STUDIES , TRANSITIONS , INTERVIEWING


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE