Accession Number:

ADA364196

Title:

The Application of Systems Thinking for 21st Century Operations (The Senior Scout Case Study)

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

An accelerated pace of change is challenging conventional management wisdom. Leaders trapped in the paradigms of the Industrial Age are finding that once successful practices are no longer appropriate. Leaders must master the conceptual skills necessary to build structures and systems suited for the demands of todays Information Age. The purpose of this paper is to assess the value of systems thinking as a conceptual process for managing the complexity of todays operational environment. Using the Senior Scout Case Study, we will examine some of the applications of systems thinking on a military model. The case study format is intended to focus the readers attention on the relationship or link between systems theory and practical application.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE