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    Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model in US Army Output

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    Using the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model, conduct an analysis of the US Army outputs. show that the outputs exist at the individual, group and organizational levels and that there are often differences between the outputs an organization specifies in its strategic plans and those that are actually achieved. Only 500 words.

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    STEP 1
    There are some assumptions that the Nadler-Tushman model makes. It presumes that organizations are open social systems within a larger environment. In case of the US army this is true because the army personnel are connected to the system; in addition, the organizations are dynamic. The army is dynamic, there are changes in the organization structure and at different times there are changes in the culture. For instance during war there are changes in culture and structure. The next assumption is that organizational behavior takes place at individual, the group, and systems level. The organizational behavior takes place in the army when individual army men behave in a particular way, the behavior takes place at the group level when the action that is taken by a group of soldiers. Finally, the behavior takes place at the system level when actions are taken because of the task that is given to the army, the characteristics of the army men and the organization of the army.

    STEP 2
    Inputs:
    Environment: The army has its men, its structure, its culture and training. It has its weapons and ammunition. That apart the US army has a history of victory in World War II, Vietnam and action in Iraq. The strategy that was given at the time of Iraq war was well defined. The strategic goal was given to the army was that there should be a unified democratic Iraq that would be able to thwart its enemies and would assist the USA in its war on terror.
    Resources: There were substantial men and weapons that were the resources at the disposal of the army. From the perspective of strategy, it was to defeat al-Qaida and ensure that no terrorist finds safety in Iraq.
    History: The US army had a history of action in the Second World War, the Vietnam War and Iraq. There was the history of 9/11 terrorist ...

    Solution Summary

    This posting discusses the use of Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model for analyzing US Army outputs. Issues related to individuals, groups and organization are also described in detail.

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