Design and Development of a Prototype Organizational Effectiveness Information System
Final rept. 1980-1984
YOUNG (ARTHUR) AND CO WASHINGTON DC
Pagination or Media Count:
This report describes the development of a prototype information system for the use of Army Organizational Effectiveness Staff Officers OESOs and the Organizational Effectiveness Center and School OECS. The purpose of the Organizational Effectiveness Information System OEIS is to shorten the learning time for the OESO to attain journeyman-level competence after going into the field and to provide information to OECS which will allow that school to assess the impact of its training and make any needed changes to its curriculum. The OEIS consists of the following subsystems 1 the Implementation and Design System, which is a database of information about past and ongoing OE operations 2 the Survey System which allows the OESO to design questionnaires, process them automatically, and obtain summaries of the results and 3 the Resource System which is an automated library of available OE resources people, written references, and events. A Command Summary System, originally envisioned as part of the OEIS, was dropped as a requirement for the prototype. The OEIS prototype is implemented in a mainframe IBM environment using FOCUS, a non-procedural database management system. This approach was chosen over traditional system programming languages to shorten development time and to provide for flexible system enhancement and maintenance. The utility of the OEIS remains to be fully tested.
- Administration and Management
- Humanities and History