A Social Systems Analysis of the Naval Organization: Organizational Characteristics and Effectiveness of Naval Ships.
Progress rept. Jan 70-31 Aug 72,
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST OF BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
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Organizational characteristics of naval ships were approached in the context of a social system model. The social system model consisted of eight major components objectives and goals, philosophy and value systems, personnel composition, organization, technology, physical environment, social-cultural environment, and temporal characteristics. The initial phase of investigation involved description and quantification of selected system elements and of perceived dimensions of organizational climate. Organizational climate was conceptualized as those common orientations and perceptions of crew members which reflect environmental factors. Interrelated measurement approaches employed in this phase consisted of organizational climate questionnaires and structured interviews with ship officers. Author
- Sociology and Law