Accession Number:

ADA625198

Title:

Enhancing Critical Thinking through Creation of Learning Organizations within the Confines of an Overarching Mechanistic Organization

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV MIDWEST REGION KETTERING OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

DoD as a Mechanistic Organization. Characteristics of a mechanistic organization High levels of hierarchical structure and control, Clearly defined roles and responsibilities, Written policies and procedures, Specialized, standardized tasks, Centralized decision-making processes, Higher efficiencies through lessened variation and improved predictability, and Restricted innovation, flexibility and creativity. History Frederick the Great of Prussia, Frederick Taylor s scientific management, and SECDEFs Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld. Calls for change Today s acquisition workforce 2014 Acquisition Policy Survey report, Acquisition Workforce Questionnaire. Acquisition Workforce Questionnaire

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE