Organizational Effectiveness Staff Officer (OESO) Perceptions of the Army's Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Program
Rept. for 1979-1980
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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A 219-item questionnaire was administered to 150 experienced OESOs Organizational Effectiveness Staff Officer to provide preliminary data on their perceptions of their role as OESOs, their OESO positions, OE users, the nature of OE operations, and the use of the four-step APIE AssessmentPlanning ImplementationEvaluation approach to organizational development. The following findings were reported About 74 of all Army OE operations are viewed by OESOs as being successful, and there is a higher reliance on subjective gut feeling indicators of success than on hard data measures. OESOs perceive lack of communication, need for planning, command transitions, and leadershipmanagement concerns as the issues OE users most frequently wish to address. OE operations most frequently engaged in are action planning, survey feedback, and team building. OESOs seldom complete the four-step process and also report doing relatively little documentation and evaluation. The findings of this study will provide data for the ongoing analysis of the impact of the Armys OE program.
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