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Change and Innovation Strategies in the U.S. Army
Presents an in-depth review of the U.S. Army and its ability to innovate new strategies.
# 153376 | 5,355 words | 22 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 26, 2013 in Business (Management) , Military (Branches of Military)

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This paper looks at the description, purpose and structure and the complexity, environment, performance and effectiveness of the U.S. Army, which is deeply rooted in its dictatorial style of management. Next, the author reviews the reasons for the need for organization change and innovation within the Army, the change strategies used and the degree to which they were successful. Acknowledging that change within the Army is no different than change within Apple, Wal-Mart or any other organization, the paper recommends that the Army uses organizational transformation management and analyzes how this would affect its efficiency.

Table of Contents:
Description, Purpose, and Structure of the U.S. Army
Complexity, Environment, Performance, And Effectiveness of the U.S. Army
Organization Change and Innovation
What was the Reason for the Change?
What Strategies were Employed?
How Successful were the Change Strategies?
Recommendations for the Organizational Transformation
Analysis of the Proposed Transformation's Effect on the Organization's Effectiveness

From the Paper:

"The second strategy was successful, because it increased stability in the areas where the insurgency was the strongest. This is because of the combination of increasing forces and specialized operations which would take away areas that terrorists were using. When these factors are taken out of equation, it makes it difficult for them to conduct insurgency operations throughout the region. Once stability has been achieved on the ground, the number of forces can be reduced and local police and military commanders can be able to take control of their own security situation in these locations. This is important, because it shows how the second strategy is addressing various insurgency challenges through eliminating their areas of support.
"Clearly, various change and innovation strategies are having a dramatic impact upon the way the Army is conducting its operations around the world. A major shift is taking place in how it is addressing the threats that are facing this country. Two different strategies were utilized in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks (the Bush Doctrine and the surge) which highlight the change in thinking that would occur after this time. There has been a growing emphasis on addressing these issues through smaller ground forces that are supported by overwhelming air superiority."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allison, M. and Kaye, J. (2005) Strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, New York: John Wiley & Sons
  • America's New Approach to the World. (2008). PBS. Retrieved from:
  • Brown, J.E. (2001) Historical dictionary of the U.S. Army. Westport, CT: Greenwood
  • Canales, J. E., Kibble, B. D. & Terk, N.. (2000, Sep/Oct) One step beyond strategic planning. Foundation News & Commentary, 41(5).
  • Ferguson, K. E., (1984). The feminist case against bureaucracy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

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