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Using the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model, conduct an analysis of Lockheed Martin organizational outputs. Those 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.

Identify the key outputs and justify why they are the most important to your analysis. Remember that outputs are frequently quantified as turnover rates or sales volume, for example.

Evaluate the quality of the fit between outputs. How do the various outputs affect each other?

What problems/synergies do you see that are created by conflict/coordination of outputs?

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Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model

The Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model is mainly used by the organizations to evaluate various key outputs. This model was developed by David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman in 1980 (Nadler & Tushman, 1980). This model guides managers to run the various operations of the organization in an effective manner. In an organization, this model of Nadler-Tushman assesses the interrelationship among all the variables and determines the competence and effectiveness of the firm in the industry (Nadler & Tushman, 1980). The Nadler-Tushman model is based on a large number of assumptions (Notable Models, 2008). These suppositions are as follow:

- The organizations are open social systems in a large environment
- They are dynamic units
- The behavior of organization takes place at the individual, group and organizational level
- Among the individual, group and organizational levels of the organizational behavior, interaction takes place regularly

Organizations outputs are related to the performance and efficiency of the organization. This paper explains the various parameters that are associated with the Nadler-Tushman analysis Lockheed Martin Corporation's output.

Lockheed Martin is one of the five major defense contractors worldwide generating $42.731 billion in annual sales and $80.9 billion in backlog business. Lockheed employs 146,000 people in the United States and internationally. The core business areas of concentration and growth are in Aerospace, Defense and Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Systems and Information Technology. The core markets are Lockheed's latest strategy of reorganization occurring within the company (Lockheed Martin: About Us, 2009).

 Sustainment program of Lockheed Martin
 Utilization of Latest and Innovative Technologies
 Financial Performance

Sustainment program of Lockheed Martin: The successful performance of the company is also very much dependent upon the various programs run by the organization. The growth and the performance of the company are highly based on the sustainment program. This program of the company has won military logistic award from the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement in 2007 (Lockheed Martin C-130J Sustainment Program Wins Military Logistics Strategy Award, 2007). This award is an outstanding example, which shows the dignity and commitment of the company towards its customers to serve with the best facility and excellent products.

The C-130J long term Sustainment Program was very effective for the Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Public Private Partnership. With the help of this program the company has lead a path to lead in the industry and achieve the strategic vision of the company (Lockheed Martin C-130J Sustainment Program Wins Military Logistics Strategy Award, 2007).
It has been defined by the department of defense that performance logistic is the best strategy for ...

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