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Managing the Near Term Functions of Change in Medical Units.
Master's thesis Aug 85-Jun 86,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This thesis attempts to determine the functions of change and the necessary skills required to manage change in medical units. The focus is on the military change agent and his roles within the combat, production, and coordinatingintegrating subsystem of the US Army as they related to medical units. The military change agent is the person or group that is charged with the responsibility to design and implement the change effort. The skills required of this role are introduced and the change process is developed and defined. The thesis explains four management models to explore the complexities involved in change management. A study of current Army doctrine, procedures, and structures delineate the principles of management that are utilized within the Army System. The Basic Army System Model and the Functional Life Cycle of the Army are explained. Four methods of resolving a perceived discrepancy are introduced in the Army management system. They are a change in doctrine, a change in training, a change in organization design, and finally a change in equipment.
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