In today's day and age, people effortlessly equate the business environment to a battlefield, and rightly so! In many ways, business is a battle of strategies, tactics, wits, and character. This is where business leaders are like military leaders—they all fight for dominance and profit.
It is well known that there are several components of military training that can be vital in the corporate domain. There are numerous lessons that corporate managers can learn from military on motivation, team building, goal orientation, and organizational culture.
Leadership Lessons from the Military articulates what lessons from military leadership can be applied to the business context and how to go about it. The book shows how executives can leverage time—tested military practices to create lasting competitive advantage. Business leaders can learn how military leaders tie individual goals with the organizational goals, resulting in a highly motivated and committed workforce, which, in turn, augments organizational efficiency and enhances employee productivity and retention.
Chapter 5: Organizational Climate and Culture: Creating a Climate of Trust
In these turbulent economic times, it has become imperative for organizations to maintain a healthy and a positive work environment. Today, having efficient employees assures increasing productivity of an organization.
Corporate organizations are both similar and different from the military organizations. They have a similar organizational structure in terms of the hierarchy followed and the organizational dynamism. On the other hand, they are very different in terms of work enforcement, employment contracts, and organizational mission and purpose. However, the fact is that the modern CEO functional staff is based on the German General Staff from the first half of the twentieth century.1
Contemplating organizational ethics in military organization can throw ...