Large Scale Organizational Analysis: A Preliminary Report on a Computer Aided Methodology.
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The report describes a computer based approach to large scale organizational analysis. The methodology was developed in conjunction with a consulting effort in a major air command headquarters with a manning in excess of 5,000 personnel. A model was developed consisting of a three-level hierarchy of tasks, activities, and processes. Data collected throughout the organization using a two stage survey approach provided structured information on what is done in the organization, who does it, who causes it to be done, who sees the results of what is done, what interactions are required, and what manpower resources are consumed. These data were then converted to an automated form. Flexible retrieval software was then developed to allow simple extraction of subsets of the data base, and presentation in useful summaries. The report describes the study objectives, methodology, survey instruments, and retrieval software.
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