Accession Number:

ADA525376

Title:

Leveraging Critical Friction-Points

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE BUSINESS BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The task was to identify ways to encourage constructive competition and creative cooperation to increase capacity for effective action. The issue is an endemic culture of consensus pervades the Department of Defense, hindering innovation and stifling creativity rather than facilitating a crucible of ideas. The importance of this is in the current fiscally constrained environment, the next SECDEF will be required to make tough strategic decisions. A culture of creative tension can increase innovative risk-taking and out-of-the-box ideas. The culture of compromise and the involvement of too many, results in little accountability or motivation for individuals to excel and few if any sanctions against bad decisions.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE