Accession Number:

ADA191419

Title:

Test of the Constancy - Velocity Hypothesis: Navy Unit Functioning and Performance over 12 Years.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 85-Dec 87,

Corporate Author:

RENSIS LIKERT ASSOCIATES INC ANN ARBOR MI*

Report Date:

1988-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

This study examines the effects of management and organizational practices and processes upon the performance of fleet units over a 12-year period. Velocity--the sheer number of persons pumped through a unit in two successive three-year periods is examined as a partial explanatory construct. The findings indicate that both unit practices and unit performance are remarkably constant, with the former in substantial measure causing the latter. Keywords Organizational function, Personnel velocity, Readiness, Reenlistment rate, Change of command, Deployment, Overhaul, Organizational climate, Organizational culture, Leadership, Peer relations, Longitudinal effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE