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Harnessing Business: Decision-Making and Innovation in the US Army

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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Army Command and General Staff College

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As the character of warfare continues to evolve, distinct trends have emerged as the dominant characteristics of future conflict. Advances in technology have increased lethality and tempo, enabled the synchronization of effects across all domains, and increased the interdependence of actions within domains. These trends characterize a complex environment in which the US Army must be able to effectively operate. The capacity to adapt and innovate is a key component of any organization operating within complexity. Consequently, how decisions are made regarding innovation becomes a critical aspect that directly contributes to success or failure of organizations. Multinational companies such as Google and Garmin have proven capable of inculcating cultures of innovation and executing effective decision-making in order to succeed in a hypercompetitive business environment. This research paper seeks to examine innovation and decision-making within these organizations and asks what the US. Army can learn from the findings.


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  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]