TABLE 6.10

Implications of Anticipated Changes in the Army for Manpower Personnel and Training and Occupational Analysis Systems

Anticipated Change

Implications for Manpower Personnel and Training Systems

Implications for Occupational Analysis

Changing missions

Must address interpersonal, cross-cultural, and other non-technical knowledges, skills, and abilities in selection and training.

Include descriptors for interpersonal and other non-technical knowledges, skills, and abilities.

Tailoring units to missions

Must provide information for rapid team formation.

Describe jobs, people, and missions in a common language.

Developing new technology and weapons systems

Must enhance transfer of training across jobs and specific pieces of equipment.

Must select soldiers who are adaptable.

Include descriptors of broad technological skills.

Changing battle command

Must ensure that soldiers have needed decision making, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Include descriptors for decision making, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Emerging information technology

Must realize that manpower personnel and training information can become a part of the battle.

Include descriptors useful to commanders in the database.

Develop policies and controls for use.

Ongoing rapid change

Must be continually updated and accessible.

Take advantage of automation and on-line services.

Develop future-oriented job analysis approach.

 

SOURCE: Russell et al., (1995).



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