Accession Number : ADA532263


Title :   Knowledge Enabled Logistics (KEL)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 2006-Sep 2010


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Lyons, Joseph B ; Swindler, Stephanie ; Faas, Paul ; Stokes, Charlene ; Tartaglia, Frank ; Nelson, Alex


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a532263.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The current research accomplished three objectives: 1) it examined the factors that influence the effectiveness of organizational change initiatives within the government, 2) it explored the relevance of novel simulation technologies in supporting organizational changes, and 3) it fostered engagement with actual organizational change projects within the Department of Defense (DoD) to reveal factors that inhibit organizational change success in military organizations. This report details specific interventions used in organizational change projects, simulation tools as they were applied in an organizational setting, and the theory behind change readiness as a facilitator of organizational change. Notably, the current research also discussed the following barriers to change in military organizations: group differences among personnel, rapid senior leader turnover, lack of communication/visioning behaviors, too much focus on technology and lack of attention toward change management, historical factors, and lack of attention to workspace design.


Descriptors :   *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , ORGANIZATION THEORY , SELF ORGANIZING SYSTEMS , LOGISTICS , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Bionics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE