Accession Number:

ADA610281

Title:

US Military Innovation: Fostering Creativity in a Culture of Compliance

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Almost 2,400 years ago, Plato wrote, Yet a true creator is necessity, which is the mother of our invention. These words have resonated through the centuries and have transformed to a maxim describing how challenging conditions are often needed to spark innovation, especially in environments reluctant to change. As the wars of this century begin to fade, the US military faces a daunting fiscal environment, personnel drawdowns, and continually altering threats that create ideal conditions for new ideas and change. To capitalize on this opportunity, senior leaders must promote a clear understanding of innovation and work to shape the military s culture of compliance into one of disciplined creativity.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE