The following list is a compilation of techniques and considerations which have been used successfully by other commanders. The period between your notification of command selection and your assumption of command, if utilized properly, will contribute significantly to your success. Once in command, time will become your most constrained resource. Consider the following now, as you prepare to assume command.
Education, Individuation, World View 4. Personal Effort, Meaningful Work 3. Freedoms, Rights, and Privacy 2. Scientific Understanding, Rationality, Critique 6. Social Justice, Concern for the Environment 5.
Spirituality, Higher Purpose 3. Responsibility, Duty to Society 2. They are not presently found in all individuals and cultures, as are the lower levels. This seems true from life experience, even though we know these values are critical to all domains of foresight.
But the more intimately we share our lives with our personal AIs in coming years, the more we can expect values that most grow adaptive intelligence, values like self-knowledge and science, as well as the other green values above, to become future needs. Since genetic engineering to change the psychological nature of biological humans will likely remain both far too difficult and ethically perilous in this century, it will be our personal AIs that most deeply express this psychological need.
As humanity learns to expand our set of needs higher up this pyramid, this will add new constraints to our behavior and morality.
These constraints in turn will allow a new set of values experimental normative choices to emerge on top of these needs, further growing the pyramid.
Our existing needs and values surely emerged in this kind of trial and error process. We are always balancing evolution and development. Organizational and Industry Evo Devo Organizations and their industries also evolve and develop.
In addition to the study of competition and change offered within Business Administrationthe academic fields of Industrial and Organizational PsychologyOrganizational StudiesOrganizational BehaviorOrganization DevelopmentOperations Researchand Management Science are good sources for both evo and devo perspectives on organizational change.
There is also an Industry Studies Associationan academic community exploring unpredictable and predictable aspects of industrial change. There are scores of good books in the management literature that take a balanced approach to the unpredictable and the predictable.
See Sutherland, Scrum for a great intro. Scrum rules like forming cross-functional teams of seven plus or minus two, engaging in one to three week sprints, followed by demos to and feedback from product stakeholders, having a product owner prioritize the backlog, and the team size the difficulty of items, are all likely to be optima for rapid and efficient work.
There are many examples of leaders successfully implementing more evo devo approaches to management, but finding them in highly bureaucratic and high-stakes organizations is particularly inspiring.
That ended up being 7, individuals who were able to ask critical questions or report problems, and offer solutions to their colleagues offline after the briefing. If enlightened leaders can make the US military and police departments more scrum-like, we can reshape any organization, beginning with our small teams.
Schwartz A classic in Org Foresight.The traditional view of communication within military organizations is that subordinates send commanders information, and commanders provide subordinates with decisions and instructions.
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