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Mission Command i et Motivationsperspektiv

Student thesis: Diploma Thesis

  • René Nyholm Simonsen
Afgangsprojekt, (Diploma)
Mission Command is an essential leadership concept when conducting military operations. However, it is often treated as an approach to command during tactical scenarios and neglected in everyday management. This study explores Mission Command as an approach to management rather than command.
An important part of management is motivating the subordinates. Therefore, this study investigates whether the conduct of Mission Command can constitute a motivational factor to subordinates.
First, the study identifies the most essential factors regarding Mission Command and compares these concepts to motivational theory. Secondly, the study conducts several interviews with employees at Telegrafregiment in the Danish Army, in order to examine what motivates them. The findings are then analyzed, in order to examine whether Mission Command is perceived as being motivating.
The analysis shows similarities between the essential concepts of Mission Command and what motivates the employees at Telegrafregimentet. Therefore, the study concludes that Mission Command can be a motivating factor for the subordinates. Hence, Military leaders should consider applying Mission Command in everyday management, beyond its common use in tactical scenarios.
Publication date8 Nov 2018
Number of pages66
Publishing institutionHærens Officersskole
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