Toward Harmonizing Command and Control with Organization and Management Theory (The International C2 Journal, Volume 3, Number 2, 2009)
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A variety of academic disciplines and professional organizations address how collections of individuals and organizations combine their individual resources and efforts to accomplish collective objectives. However, these largely disjointed communities of researchers and practitioners have each developed their own concepts, models and languages. Moreover, they focus on different yet complementary issues, levels of analysis, and sets of variables. Addressing recent calls in the literature for increased semantic interoperability and interaction across these communities, we build upon current work to develop a metaphorical Rosetta Stone. The device we construct to interrelate concepts and variables across domains is in the form of a common approach space. We show how a variety of C2 Approaches and organizational archetypes can be examined--together-- within a concise set of three dimensions. We also illustrate how diverse archetypes can be visualized--together--in terms of this same, three-dimensional model. This represents a substantial theoretical contribution to both the C2 and OMT domains, and it serves to bridge these domains in ways that can stimulate and facilitate mutually informed, crossdomain research.
- Administration and Management
- Command, Control and Communications Systems