Rewarding, Organizing and Managing People in the 21st Century: Time for a Strategic Approach. Report of the 8th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. Executive Report.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FORCE MANAGEMENT POLICY) WASHINGTON DC
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The report of the 8th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation describes how the Department of Defense and the services can - and should - take a strategic approach to managing human resources. The 8th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation found that, in the most effective organizations, all systems - including the human resource management system - are aligned with strategy. Leaders of different parts of a large organization have different strategies. Different strategies require different sets of human resource policies and practices to support them. No common human resource management system can effectively support the full spectrum of strategies leaders employ in an organization as large and diverse as the Department of Defense. This sounds obvious, but only the most successful organizations consciously structure their human resource management system accordingly. Therefore, rather than trying to prescribe a specific system for the next century, the 8th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation developed a process for designing human resource management systems tailored to leaders strategies. To support that process, the multiservice team also developed an integrated framework and a computer model. Finally, it recommends a formal decision-making structure - much like the structure that the Department of Defense employs when designing and testing its major hardware and weapons - to enable the uniformed services to routinely practice strategic human resource management.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations