Comparative Studies of Organizational Factors, in Military Maintenance
Final rept. 1 Oct 1977-30 Dec 1978
PERCEPTRONICS INC WOODLAND HILLS CA
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This report describes the results of the second year effort of a two- year research program. The program was directed toward improving the capability of U.S. Army Aviation Maintenance Operations. The objectives of the overall program were to explore those organizational factors, emphasizing incentive structures, that influence aviation maintenance performance effectiveness and efficiency. The current effort was directed toward performing a demonstration study based on one of the initial years recommendations, which included the finding that it may be more profitable to reduce existing disincentives rather than produce additional incentives. One such disincentive was that of inefficient manpower scheduling for non-maintenance activities. A new scheduling system was experimentally tested with an operational U.S. Army Aviation Maintenance installation using an Organization Development intervention strategy. This system was a work pool approach and involved utilizing a small segment of the work force to perform taskings on a team rotational basis. Successful results were obtained in two major areas 1 the reduction in primary MOS job interrruptions and 2 increased manpower control for work station supervisors.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies