Playing Managerial Roles in Military Operations

The military is not just another organisation, at least not all of it, all of the time. It is an organisation with at least two faces (Soeters, 2000): One dealing with peacetime conditions and, hence, resembling an ‘ordinary organisation’; and One operating in ‘hot’ conditions, during crisis and peace operations or outright war. In this… Read More

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Playing Managerial Roles in Military Operations

The military is not just another organisation, at least not all of it, all of the time. It is an organisation with at least two faces: One dealing with peacetime conditions and, hence, resembling an ‘ordinary organisation’; and One operating in ‘hot’ conditions, during crisis and peace operations or outright war (Soeters, in Wilderom and… Read More

Organisational Culture: Not Just the Preserve of Big Business

Research Paper Title Interoperatbility: Merging the Organisational Cultures of Special Forces and the Infantry. Abstract Combining two separate military units with different organisational cultures to operate as one is difficult and complex. However, Henry Mintzberg’s classic organisational design principles aid in anticipating friction points and identifying the governing dynamics of this action. As the researchers… Read More