Accession Number : ADA524394


Title :   Enhancing Brigade Combat Team Adaptability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Bailey, Desmond V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a524394.pdf


Report Date : 11 Jun 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 206


Abstract : Today's operational environment consists of uncertainty, chance, friction, and complexity. Change and adaptation that once required years to implement must now be recognized, communicated, and enacted far more quickly. To effectively respond to the characteristics of the operational environment, Brigade Combat Teams must be able to learn constantly from experience (their own and others), and apply new knowledge to each situation. This requires Brigade Combat Teams to demonstrate organizational level adaptive behavior. Organizational adaptive behavior consists of three supporting emergent behaviors which are: self-organization, learning, and organizational intelligence. Each of these behaviors is interdependent upon the other; therefore, focusing on improving one behavior alone will not result in the emergence of organizational adaptive behavior. To enhance organizational adaptive behavior, leaders must understand the interrelationships of the supporting adaptive behaviors and organizational components; and implement an organizational strategy that aligns the organizational components of leadership, climate, culture, and structure in such a manner that enables the emergence of supporting adaptive behaviors. Additionally, leaders must be able to recognize and resolve barriers that prevent the emergence of supporting adaptive behaviors. It is through this understanding and practice that leaders can enhance their organizational adaptability.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , ORGANIZATIONS , STRATEGY , LEARNING , ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , THESES , WARFARE , UNCERTAINTY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE