cover_IOE_tiny IMPROVING ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF COALITION HEADQUARTERSCollection of papers, presented during the NATO Science and Technology Organization, Human Factors and Medicine Panel Lecture Series 232 September – October 2013

Yantsislav Yanakiev (Editor)

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the factors and issues related to culture, coalitions, and multinational operations. These include: training, leadership, teamwork, command and control, inter alia. Consequently, the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Panel approved establishment of Lecture Series (LS) 232 titled „Improving the Organisational Effectiveness of Coalition Headquarters.“ The main goal of this lecture series was to disseminate the research results of NATO STO HFM Task Group (TG) 163 which examined the factors influencing the effectiveness of coalition operations among academic and operational communities in NATO and partner nations. The research findings of STO HFM TG-163 addressed a variety of issues related to organisational and cultural factors that are critical to effective cooperation in coalition operations with a particular focus on organisational effectiveness of NATO operational level headquarters (HQs).
Three sessions of NATO STO HFM LS were carried out: one at the Rakovski National Defence Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria; one at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium; and one at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, U.S.
The sessions were organised by the International Program Committee with members from Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, and the United States. This publication is an outcome of the three lecture series sessions and contains the papers presented during these sessions.