Accession Number:

ADA440348

Title:

Networks of Decision-Making and Communicating Agents: A New Methodology for Design and Evaluation of Organizational Strategies and Heterarchical Structures

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

APTIMA INC WOBURN MA

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

In this paper, the authors explore the decomposition of organizational processes and decision-making, the coexistence of an organizations command and communication networks, and their effects on team performance. They present a methodology to design mission-based strategies and novel heterarchical organizational structures based on exploring informationcommand transfer and processing in the organizations. This methodology allows the synthesis of alternative C3I organizational structures that outperform traditional hierarchies in environments with heavy information volume, scarce resources, and strict knowledge and communication constraints.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE