THE IMPACT OF PERSONNEL STABILITY ON UNIT COHESION

Authors
  1. Kellett, N.A.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The staff note deals in particular with the effects of turn-over and internal personnel turbulence on organizational climate, and with the effect on cohesion of different rotation policies (man-for-man and unit rotation). It was found that while the level of personnel instability experienced by Canadian units in the mid-1970s was high, it was not uniquely so, despite implicit assertions in a number of studies that historically regiments were relatively stable. This suggests that the development of cohesion may be a function not only of seeking to improve retention levels and to reduce turbulence, but also of finding means of coping with certain levels of instability.
Report Number
DSEA-STAFFNOTE-4/85 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1985
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
85-01644
CANDIS No
46453
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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