Accession Number : ADA423399


Title :   Quality of Life


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 2000-Mar 2001


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Laska, S B ; Gale, P A ; Cooper, D L ; Hubbard, J E , Jr ; Kohn, E R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a423399.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 138


Abstract : NRAC examined QOL for Sailors and Marines anticipated future issues and proposed responses to challenges. QOL impacts recruitment, retention, and readiness. Good QOL is defined as good physical and psychological well being, and the social and economic resources to sustain this level. Military QOL components are basic, traditional and work areas. Basic issues are compensation, medical care, and housing. Traditional issues involve family, childcare, education, recreation, and exchange/commissary benefits. Work issues are shipboard living, training, work environment, and workload. Leadership affects the entire QOL spectrum. Data indicate Sailor's and Marine's have lost trust and confidence in their leadership. DON should develop next generation leaders; consider the impact of budget/planning decisions on quality of work life; and examine leadership examples, identify best practices, and create an environment where leaders can maximize people and their diversity. Quality of work life issues affect retention. They are inadequate compensation, manning, training, professional development, rest, personal time; excessive drudge work; poor shipboard living conditions. DON should maintain pressure to increase military pay/benefits; examine a skill-based, dual career path and pay structure; modify watch-standing requirements; increase personal/friendly time in port; contract out drudge work; improve non-structural aspects of shipboard living; develop/implement training strategies that maximize technology and leverage diverse demographics; emphasize and reward mentoring, and improve individual/job skill match.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL , *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , *BENEFITS , *LIVING STANDARDS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY FACILITIES , JOBS , ENVIRONMENTS , DECISION MAKING , LEADERSHIP , IMPACT , SKILLS , TRAINING , RECRUITING , PATHS , CAREERS , QUALITY , PLANNING , SHIPBOARD , SALARIES , BUDGETS , MEDICAL SERVICES , WORKLOAD , EXCHANGE , RECREATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE