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I recommend you read Edgar Schein‘s work on organizational culture. We can decide we are magically better than other human organizations, or we can consider how to address weaknesses that are characteristics of human organizations.If we need "Culture Officers" to chime in and say "this is a bad call, I don't recommend this COA" for our senior leaders to do the right thing, how in the hell are they still in command?
Organizations will bumble obliviously along paths that undermine their goals. It’s not necessarily just obvious egregious acts that are the problem. It can also be an aggregate of many behaviours more subtly incongruent with the CAF’s vision. Junior and senior leaders repeat the behaviours they’ve always seen; the things they think produce success. We don’t question some of the demands the institution makes of members, and we will demand people “suck it up” because we’ve been through the pain ourselves. There are all sorts of voices ready to defend “we’ve always done it that way” and many of those voices are in jobs advising commanders as staff officers or as sergeants major. What’s wrong with ensuring there is at least one voice challenging the status quo, advocating for other perspectives, and ensuring unintended consequences of an “obvious solution” are considered.