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Implied Tasks - The Hidden Implications

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

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The United States Army and Marine Corps military branches promote leadership attributes and core values in all service members. From initial training, service members are taught the importance of being proficient and professional within their career. The purpose of this thesis is to understand the relevancy of implied tasks and their impacts to an organizations effectiveness. As the transactional method is a common leadership practice in military organizations, its effects on subordinate troops understanding and completing their tasks may hinder the troops ability to apply critical thinking skills. Additionally, leaders may not realize the adverse effects of condoning performance deficiencies vice teaching them how to solve the details within the tasks, which in turn, would lead to a more productive section and organization. When service members perform their tasks, they are to do so with the expectations of completing all aspects associated with the tasks at a satisfactory level with aspirations of performing above and beyond the basic requirements.


Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]