Innovation Symposium 2017: Transforming the Organization
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Quantico United States
There is a perception that the Marine Corps lacks the organizational energy to meet future force requirements. In the February 2017 issue of the Marine Corps Gazette, Captain Joshua Waddel took Marine Corps leadership to task for what he terms its self-delusion regarding the organizational energy and innovative agility of our Marines and the depressive stagnation found within the Supporting Establishment. footnote 2 Many of the issues he addressed were topics of discussion at this years symposium. The vision for the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Innovation Symposium 2017 was to explore Big L Learning, or organizational transformation. The focus was on how the Marine Corps can improve its combat development process. Participants from across the Marine Corps were exposed to cutting-edge organizational concepts and asked to propose innovative solutions to enhance the combat development process.