Leveraging Critical Friction-Points
DEFENSE BUSINESS BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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