Organizational Effectiveness in the Navy: Is Participative Management the Navy Way?
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This research study presents a comparative analysis of how a sample representing ten different paygrades of U.S. Navy personnel view organizational effectiveness. The ten groups that were surveyed and interviewed include enlisted personnel E-5 through E-9, and officer personnel 0-2 through 0-6. They came primarily from East Coast Surface, Aviation and Submarine commands. The instrument used to collect the data was a modified version of the Navys Human Resource Management Survey 1977 Fleet version. The modifications allowed sample personnel to associate organizational processes and managerial styles with organizational effectiveness using Likerts four Systems of Management. Comparative analyses were made on the basis of rank, length of time in service, prior attendance at the Navys Leadership Management Education and Training course, primary location of Navy service, and type of warfare community. Interviews were used to provide both a contextual framework for and a greater understanding of the survey responses. Author
- Administration and Management
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics