Accession Number:

ADA479711

Title:

Resistance to Organizational Cultural Change in the Military -- A JFO Case Study

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Change is hard but senior leaders must master the task of cultural change management to keep their organizations viable in the future. Leaders must realize that change will often be met with resistance by the organization because the organization strives to maintain consistency and stability. Also, leaders must understand the importance of organizational climate and culture when introducing change to prevent a reduction in morale and organizational effectiveness. Leaders must sell change through a persuasive communications campaign to effectively ensure that change takes hold in the organization. While military leaders are well educated about leadership principles, they should be given more education in cultural climate and cultural dynamics. This project will use the joint ArmyAir Force Joint Fires Observer JFO initiative to explore the need for mastering change leadership in the military.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE