A Structural Evaluation of the Air Force Energy Management Program.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Management of the energy resource has been, and will continue to be critical to the operational effectiveness of the Air Force. In order to properly manage that resource the Air Force instituted an Energy Management Program. However, due to the rapidity with which it was developed and the unstable nature of the energy problem, that program has experienced severe problems with coordination. Research indicated that this problem is primarily the result of structural deficiencies in the program organization. To determine the nature of these deficiencies a structural model was developed utilizing contemporary organization design theory. A comparative analysis between this model and the features of the existing Energy Management Program indicated which features might be more fully developed in order to enhance the effectiveness of the existing program. The conclusion of the author is that although many structural deficiencies presently exist, the Air Force Energy Management Program is in the process of change in a direction that is compatible with contemporary organization design theory. Author
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