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Using the Defense Organizational Climate Survey (DEOCS) to Assess Command Climate Over Time

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Technical Report,01 Jan 2015,01 Jan 2018

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DEOMI Patrick AFB United States

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Organizational assessment is an integral component of promoting positive behaviors, preventing unwanted behaviors, and managing command climate overall. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute DEOMI provides a suite of tools for commanders to manage climate as well as to support them in leveraging their Defense Organizational Climate Survey DEOCS results. To enhance commander tools and support, DEOMI partnered with Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office SAPRO to develop a methodology for examining and assessing change in climates between commanders first and second administrations of the DEOCS. This effort focused on two main areas 1 combining and summarizing unit DEOCS climate change results to quantify the amount of improving or declining sexual assault-related climates within each service component and 2 developing tools to educate commanders on change management and interpret progress in this process. Specific progress was made by identifying best methods for analyzing and reporting this data, vetting its utility to the Services, and initiating a product for commander use. This product is valuable to a commander for early detection and prevention of problematic behaviors. DEOMI established a strong foundation in this domain by completing the necessary research that will enable the fields multiple constituents to benefit from this rich data that provides another perspective of command climate.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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