Greiner's Organizational Growth Model To The Continental Navy

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Greiner's Organizational Growth model describes specific phases an organization goes through over time as it increases in size. Each phase consists of a period of stable evolutionary growth followed by a crisis or turning point that needs resolution before progressing to the next stage. These periods of growth are described as evolution and revolution. When comparing the Greiner model to the US Navy, evolutionary and crisis stages have occurred since its establishment to leading to the possibility of the organization being in the fifth phase.
Understanding a need for ships to fight British sea power, the Continental Congress established the Continental Navy on Oct 13, 1775, and authorized of two vessels to be armed, and manned with seagoing
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While units work together to achieve the set task, it is a single strike group commander, assisted by an HQ level staff, that maintains responsibility of the overall battlespace picture and delegates the objectives to be met through the chain of command. When a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) deploys, it consists of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, one cruiser, four to ten destroyers, submarines, and a carrier air wing of 70 to 80 aircraft. The CSG forms around the aircraft carrier, and each unit participates based on operational needs, roles, and mission sets. Each class of ship and aircraft platform has a specialty needed for a specific warfare area. For example, a cruiser may be assigned protection of the carrier and air defense, while the destroyers are assigned detect and engage, and submarines for reconnaissance. Units in the group can disaggregate from the carrier conducting a wide range of tasks but ultimately are connected to participate in the group's accomplishment of the …show more content…
It uses flexible teams to solves problems, combined unit across functional tasks, has HQ staff that consults with field units using real-time command and control information systems, and forms matrix-type structures in which each unit participates based on operational needs, roles, and overall mission accomplishment. However, the Navy must be careful to not misperceive crisis and revert to previous phases that cause a crisis that have been previously overcome. They must look forward to the next crisis and increase capability to collaborate with other service branches. Due to less frequent interaction together, each of the services must hone the ability to conduct joint operations to achieve common goals. Also, US forces will have to overcome a more significant challenge of working with multinational and allied forces. The crisis of synergy will occur and lead to the next phase of evolution. In overcoming the crisis stage, a synergistic effort is required to increase the interoperability to share information freely, communicate and interact effectively, and integrate information into real-time systems to make better decisions. The synergy of cooperation results in a force multiplier by many teams operating with one common goal. Ultimately this crisis will lead to the 6th phase of evolution of Joint & International Cooperation. However, this crisis will not be fully realized or

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