USAF: Physical Screening Predictors during an Aptitude Test

Research Paper Title Physical Screening Predictors for Success in Completing Air Force Phase II Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment. Background Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment (AAA) attrition is often associated with a lack of candidate physical preparation. The Functional Movement Screen, Tactical Fitness Assessment, and fitness metrics were collected (n = 29 candidates) to determine… Read More

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The Role of Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA)

Research Paper Title HTA: The development and use of tools for Hierarchical Task Analysis in the Armed Forces and elsewhere. Synopsis This report seeks to cover the recent past, and current usage of the Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) technique in, and for, the UK Armed forces. The reasons why an HTA should be (or may have been) conducted will… Read More

Delivering Flexibility through People: Harnessing Human Capability [in the RAF]

Discussion Paper Title Delivering Flexibility through People: Harnessing Human Capability. Abstract This is the second of two papers arguing for greater organisational flexibility in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Necessarily broad in scope, they consider the consequences of a systematic move towards a strategy that prioritises flexibility against the components of Kenneth Galbraith’s Star Model. Whilst the… Read More

Start Your Next Meeting With A Joke

Three-member teams with at least one person in a good mood were more than twice as likely to solve a puzzle as teams whose members were all in neutral moods, according to an experiment by Kyle J. Emich, of Fordham University. That is because people in good moods are more likely to share knowledge and… Read More