Assessment of the Effectiveness of the United States Air Force and Selected Unit Vision Statements
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This study assessed the Air Force and subordinate unit vision statements to determine how effectively current Air Force efforts provide vision for Air Force personnel. There were two main parts to the research a literature review, and a field study of various Air Force units to assess the effectiveness of the Air Force visioning process. A review of the literature revealed the definition, and role, of vision statements, and identified five essential elements for effective vision statements. The elements of effective vision statements were found to be a clear image of a future end state a realistic and attainable goal a sense of ownership excitement and, an external focus. Several Air Force organizations were surveyed to assess current Air Force visioning efforts. The survey revealed that Air Force personnel perceive the Air Force vision statement to be moderately important, and somewhat effective. Continuing the visioning process at lower levels was perceived to be important. An evaluation of the one MAJCOM and four unit statements revealed current visioning efforts to be marginally effective. Motivation, Morale, Organization theory, Personnel management.
- Administration and Management
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations