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Organizational Culture: U.S. Army

Briefly analyze the effects of organizational culture on organizational development and change. As a part of your analysis, address the following items:
Analyze the relationship between the U.S. Army and its organizational culture.

Include at least Two peer-reviewed references.

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Two formal hierarchies exist in the U. S. Army (Simon, 1998) in both peacetime and war. The officers (captains, majors, lieutenant colonels, colonels and generals belong to one order and the enlisted personnel (privates, corporals, and sargeants [non-commissioned officers [NCO's]) belong to the other order. The relationship between officers and NCO's is unequal. All officers outrank NCOs. However, as Simon notes, off paper, officers and NCOs work together. For instance, a unit is considered a homogeneous military organization from a branch of service (e.g., army) in which the command functions are self-contained in that branch of military service. In other words, the hierarchies intersect as a functioning unit.

Mannheim & Halamish (2008) examined the relationship of change and transformational leadership styles with group outcomes in army training teams for cadets. The overall goal of officers' training is ...

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This solution discusses the organizational culture operating in the United States Army.

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