Responding to the Call to Transform the Army Culture
Rept. for 2002-2003
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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With the rate of change outside the Army accelerating, the need exists to create an Army organization that can accelerate the change inside the Army. This paper explores the Army culture required to excel in a world of accelerating change an Army culture that embraces change and adapts and innovates by its very nature. Because changing a culture requires changing beliefs, a discussion concerning the innovative cultures facilitating beliefs and values is provided. The paper also discusses the role these values and beliefs play in stabilizing the culture, providing a sense of security while everything else changes at increasing rates. The key innovative cultural beliefs are then used to compare the current Army culture to the desired innovative culture. Gaps are identified between the current Army culture and the desired innovative culture and opportunities to close the gaps between the current culture and desired culture are discussed. The paper specifically considers the organizational change levers of leadershipstrategy, processes, structures, and personnel policy, and suggests how these levers could be pulled today to speed the cultural transformation.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Forces and Organizations