Academic journal article Military Review

Commanding Change: War Winning Strategies for Organizational Change

Academic journal article Military Review

Commanding Change: War Winning Strategies for Organizational Change

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Murrays, Davies, Praeger, Westport, CT, 2001, $62.50

The dynamics that force organizational change in the civilian sector are normally judged on the ability to gain profits. Military units that encounter the dynamics of change on the battlefield can be trapped because of the inability to divert from outmoded doctrine or obsolete weapons systems. Murray Davies tackles the problem of military organizational change in Commanding Change: War Winning Military Strategies for Organizational Change. He discusses what motivates military organizations to seek alternatives to meet new doctrinal and technological threats by comparing and contrasting similar changes in corporations. Corporations seek change to increase profits. The military seeks change to save lives and to achieve victory.

Davies analyzes several historical case studies to find organizational commonalities to each change, discussing each evolution or revolution of military affairs that leads to what he calls Military Change Management Strategy (MCMS). The MCMS forms the baseline for military organizational change, defeating the distracters that would adversely affect the goal of modernizing weapons or doctrine. The MCMS then leads to a Military Change Management Plan (MCMP), and Davies sees it as one under constant evolution as information and technology continue to develop. …

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