CSR Brief Organizationscan be responsible for things that might affect the organization internally andexternally. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a processed evaluationthat initially helps companies analyze and understand their responsibility tothe society, customers, the environment and employees of their organization.The US Army is a large organization with approximately 460,000 active dutymembers (2017 Index of U.S. Military Strength, 2017).In this “CSR Brief” summary, the Army’s culture and characteristics that have shapedthe Army will be summarized.
Additionally, a summary on how the Army has becomea learning organization, and explain how the Army’s culture and learningorganizational abilities support the government function will be shown.Summarize External or internal sources easily afflict any business,corporation, or government body. The U.S. Army has grown in size since theirinception on 14 June 1775, today it is one of the world’s strongest due to theorganization skills and the ability to adapt to change from not only a war aspectbut the willingness to stand firm. As soon as the topic of business isbrought up, the U.
S. Army has a habit of not being included. On the contrary, itis a business just as much as Target or Apple. The procurement of money iscrucial and spending money is the cost of doing business. There are employeesboth government and civilian, just as there is in any conventional business.The organizational learning (OL) definition as attached to the U.S. Army focuseson altering behaviors by changing the way people resolve problems and addressopportunities (Cummings & Worley, 2015, Chapter 19).
“As a subset ofculture, the strategic culture of the United States requires study so we canunderstand its influences on innovation and adaptation in the U.S. Army, andtry to manage those that adversely affect the institution’s ongoing transformation”(Kamara, 2015, para).Organizations Characteristics To illustrate organization developments andstructures; it emphasizes how learning is implanted in structures, customs,guidelines, and organization cultures of the two viewpoints that group learningas a relative concept. Soldiers do learn in organizations but that learning mayor may not contribute to OL (Kamara, 2015). Military variation or change is reachedthrough modernization and revision.
In the U.S. Army change happens when new orexisting technological innovation unites with versions in the army’s orgstructure, concept of war, and image of forthcoming battle or culturalconflicts. military change also comes in the goals, genuine tactics, and thestructure of the U.S.
Army organization. change comes as a series of definitivealterations over a period of time (Kamara, 2015).Organizational Abilities Culture in the U.S. Army is an intangiblepeculiarity which effects its atmosphere.
If people do not understand theprocess of these forces, it is inevitable to become prey to the same forces. Asa subdivision of philosophy, the calculated principles of military needs studyto better understand its effects on modernization and variation in the Army.The ingrained social norms and training that has been indoctrinated into themilitary makes some changes more difficult than others. For example, the repealof the do not ask do not tell regulation, when gay people were not allowed toopenly serve in the military. Now allowed, but this decision was meet withextremes from both sides of the opinion poll. Another rough patch for themilitary was allowing women to serve in a combat role when before theregulation change women were not allowed on the front line. Thanks to the U.
S.Army being adaptive which is one of their principals of learning, along withusing OL change can be fast and effective even when faced against the toughestodds. Conclusion Understandinghow a business such as the U.S. Army works is key to understand how change canhappen, but this is only half of the puzzle, OL is the core of how changehappens in such a large entity like the military.
Much of the time change willbe difficult and knowing the tools to work with will make any job easier.