Essay on Organizational Culture Found Within Army Doctrine

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There are several definitions and applications for organizational culture found within Army doctrine. Through synthesis of L100 readings, organizational culture is a set of institutional norms shared by its people who create a distinctive environment to observe, analyze, and act. Like organizational culture, L100 provides much source material, both literally and figuratively. Commander’s actions and examples model organizational climate which influence localized standards of conduct for his or her subordinates which can directly correlate to the health and sustainability of a unit. The similarities between organizational culture and organizational climate within the Army are convergent since it is a virtue-based institution…show more content…
The organizational culture of the Army and its inherent values system that is as old as the Army is. Even though the current set of Army Values is just now entering its third decade they do well to encompass prior institutional values of Duty, Honor, and Country. Climate lasts only as long as the commander or leader who affects it and therefore, temporary. According to FM 3-0, situational awareness is, “immediate knowledge of the conditions of the operation, constrained geographically and in time”, and for situational understanding, “the product of applying analysis and judgment to relevant information to determine the relationships among the mission variables to facilitate decision making”. These two technical definitions do well not to overlap semantics with one another; however they may unnecessarily confuse the user for the sake of an establishing a needless and almost imperceptible analytic hurdle. This coming from an Army doctrine outsider whose service doctrine widely embraces elements of Boyd’s Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA) decision making process. A commander’s visualization of the operations process for a particular mission may better articulate organizational climate. It requires the commander and all affected Soldiers in subordinate leadership positions to have a strong understanding of
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