Accession Number:

ADA383899

Title:

Army Culture

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000

Corporate Author:

OTTAWA UNIV (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Methodological approach to the study of organizational culture gave rise to an economy of explanation which requires three levels of analysis integration, differentiation, and fragmentation. Studies were classified as integrationist if they assumed or supported the idea of broad coherent patterns across the organization andor placed an emphasis on a stable set of ideas, values, and norms characterizing the organization as a whole. Studies were classified as differentiated if they looked at specific groups or subcultures within the organization. Studies were classified as fragmented if they looked at the multiplicity of views no consensus and complexity focus not clearly consistent or inconsistent. Army culture reflects the impulse to order integration the chaos fragmentation of warfare. The cross-pull between order and chaos is a key principle of army culture. Since the chaos of peace operations is qualitatively different from the chaos of war, the structuring of that chaos is bound to change.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE