ERIC Number: ED080889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Components of Organizational Competence: Test of a Conceptual Framework.
Olmstead, Joseph A.; And Others
The study was designed to identify and isolate critical organizational processes that influence the effective performance of command and control functions in complex organizations, with the aim of improving ability to control these factors. A framework was developed based on "Organizational Competence"--the capacity of an organization to cope with continuously changing environments--and a supporting method of study was discussed. Analysis was based on seven critical processes constituting the "Adaptive-Coping Cycle". Ten 12-man groups of experienced Army officers participated in an eight-hour role simulation of a light infantry battalion engaged in combat operations. It was concluded that Organizational Competence is a principal determinant of effectiveness, that an organization's ability to respond flexibly to pressures and changes in its environments is related to its competence, and that proficient performance of the identified processes improves effectiveness. A 17-item bibliography is included. (AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Work Unit:Forge I