Identifying and Developing Inclusive Military Leaders
Conference Paper,01 Dec 2017,30 Sep 2018
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR United States
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As military missions increase in complexity and evolve to encompass broader objectives it is likely that a more diverse set of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be required for mission success. The U.S. Army recognizes that increased diversity alone is not sufficient for mission accomplishment but that positive individual and organizational outcomes depend on the Armys ability to value and leverage diverse perspectives, including those of multinational partners through positive climates characterized by inclusion Department of Defense, 2012. This presentation will describe a military framework for inclusive climates and leadership developed by the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Specifically, we focus on initial efforts to develop an empirically valid measure to assess the leader behaviors associated with inclusion in a military context. Relationships between inclusive leader behavior and other outcomes of interest e.g. psychological safety and commitment are discussed as well.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations