Accession Number:

ADA014185

Title:

Patterns in General Officer Weekly Schedules and the Organizational Implications of General Officer Use of Time.

Descriptive Note:

Individual research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This report studies the question of whether General Officer leadership behavior is influenced more by the type of position the general holds, or by his individual leadership style. An analysis of the daily schedules of 21 General Officers for a 28 day period discloses seven different and significant patterns in the way that generals use their time, dependent on whether they had positions as Commanders, Deputies, or Staff Officers. The results imply that general officer leadership, unlike that of civilian officers of comparable rank, is more influenced by position and mission requirements than by personal style. Analysis further implies that the stereotypical patterns disclosed by their schedules require the exercise of significantly differing skills in discharging their respective leadership obligations.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE