Experiences using group support systems to improve strategic planning in the Air Force

Mark Adkins, Robert Shearer, Jay F. Nunamaker, Joe Romero, Frank Simcox

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Abstract

Strategic planning is an essential part of establishing the Air Force's direction. Using a group support system for strategic planning is one avenue to make effective use of technology and improve the strategic planning process. This research implements a group support system (GSS) as a facilitation tool to improve the strategic planning process at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho with the support of the 366th Wing. The project focused on learning multiple lessons when a group support system (GSS) augmented the current strategic planning process. Implementation of a GSS on the strategic planning process was expected to: (1) improve the quality of the strategic plan, (2) reduce time to completion, (3) increase satisfaction with the process, and (4) increase commitment to the strategic plans developed. Overall, computer-supported strategic planning improved the quality of the strategic plans, reduced time to completion, and increased the satisfaction with the process. There was not a statistically significant increase in the level of commitment to implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-524
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 31st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Part 1 (of 7) - Big Island, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 6 1998Jan 9 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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