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Week 7 Lecture - Innovation Professionalism Pride Organizations and Stakeholders Innovation Professionalism Pride What about your Organization

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Innovation, Professionalism, Pride Organizations and Stakeholders Innovation Professionalism Pride What about your Organization? Conflict and Negotiation Communication Quadrant References Organizations and Stakeholders Innovation. ..Professionalism. ..Pride All organizations would be ecstatic to find the majority of their members displaying these characteristics. Ironically, these are the hallmarks of a very unique organization. It has a 200 year history and has accomplished revolutionary and monumental tasks. The organization is the U.S. Department of Defense. The character, discipline, and enthusiasm that permeates this organization is not coerced, it is instilled and cultivated. Innovation Most Americans who have not been members of the military are shocked to discover that in the midst of "good order" thrives a culture of innovation. Ask the average person what they think the military is like, and you will get responses that conjure images of mindless robots, programmed to follow orders without question. The actual cultural norm is just the opposite and that goes from the top generals to brand new recruits in basic training. For those who have spent time in the military, the familiar mantra from day one is continuous improvement. Each branch of the service (Army, Navy , Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) has its own cash award program. Each branch rewards innovation and ideas by giving away thousands of
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dollars to its members. Ironically, the return on their investment can be millions or even billions of tax payer dollars. Talk about a win-win situation!! The majority of military members utilize an entrepreneurial approach in their jobs. They firmly believe in what they are doing. Each year, these veterans get better and better at what they do, resulting in the best military force across the globe. They do not brag; they simply are part of an organizational climate that is ripe for innovation. Leadership continually fosters, encourages, and rewards those who become
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course PSYC 305 taught by Professor Kristeenpeiffer during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Arlington.

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Week 7 Lecture - Innovation Professionalism Pride Organizations and Stakeholders Innovation Professionalism Pride What about your Organization

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