Accession Number:

ADA265092

Title:

Getting Started: The Use of Organizational Development Programs to Facilitate the Transition of Command

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

This study discusses an organizational development OD process the transition program which can be used by a leader to manage the negative organizational effects that normally accompany a change of leadership. It also addresses the differences between the use of transition programs in large complex military organizations and smaller less complex ones. Discussion concerning the use of OD transition programs in complex military organizations is based upon a case study of the program used in one of the Armys most complex commands, the United States Army Material Command. Those for smaller organizations are based on both personal training and experience with the use of OD transition programs at both company- and battalion-level commands. This study concludes that leaders at all levels can, with little risk, use a relatively simple OD process to reduce significantly the impact of a change of leadership on their organizations

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE