A Comparison of Perceived Crisis Training Management and Optimum Training Management Techniques in the Army
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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Although Army Regulations provide specific guidelines and procedures for the prevention of crisis management, many Army commanders are managing training with crisis management methods that prevent the accomplishment of assigned missions in optimal fashion. Concepts of Army Management Design, Ambiguity and Time Management relating to crisis management are key issues for consideration in the development of this investigation. These concepts are the central theme in the identification of crisis and optimum-oriented units for further study and determination of mission success rates. The research design allowed the analysis of the differences in mission success rates of crisis- training-management units and optimum-training-management units. The units that perceived themselves as crisis-management-oriented had lower annual Army evaluation mean scores than did those units that perceived themselves to be optimum-management-oriented. The study indicates the possibility of continuing problems in the areas of time management contributing to crisis management. It is recommended that further studies be conducted to further refine the predictive potential of the developed instrument and to better identify reasons for units perceptions of unit crisis or optimum-management-orientation.
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