Operational Analysis in Support of Armed Forces Transformation: The Role of Organizational Culture
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 23, Issue 2, p.163-174 (2009)
Keywords:Armed Forces transformation, operational analysis, organizational culture
This article starts with presenting a very comprehensive review of the process of armed forces transformation. The proposed framework offers a clear vision for the main directions and parameters of armed forces transformation. It provides opportunities to include lessons learned and to develop strategies for dealing with the military reform. In order to accomplish optimal reforms, these strategies have to be studied carefully and after that, based on the result, planned and implemented. Certainly, all capacity of the nation must be harnessed to that process, including the operational analysis approach. In performing operational analysis, the author considers a very important aspect – the role of organizational culture. The study performed by the author helps him conclude that organizational culture change has to go first and “tow” operational analysis and transformation processes ahead. Therefore, the role of organizational culture can be defined as advanced, leading and determining.