GRADUAL CHANGES IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE BANGLADESH ARMED FORCES: LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
Keywords:ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, BANGLADESH ARMED FORCES
Organizational behaviour and leadership are two dynamic and interrelated phenomena of organizational
settings. The key elements in organizational behaviour are people, structure, technology
and the environment in which an organization operates. Leadership is the ability to influence
people in organization. Military leadership is defined as the art of influencing and directing men
to an assigned mission in such a way as to obtain their obedience, confidence, respect and cooperation.
Bangladesh Armed Forces was born during the War of Liberation in 1971. Over the period
there have been gradual changes in organizational behaviour requiring an appropriate leadership
approach to meet the challenges of the new millennium. Therefore, it is important to study the
gradual changes in the organizational behaviour of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, identify the
causes and their effect on behaviour, and show how leadership can cope up these changes to meet
future challenges. First, an attempt has been made in this paper to analyse the organizational
behaviour of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. Then the present leadership trait of the armed forces
is explained, it subsequently highlights problem areas regarding the future battlefield environment,
keeping in mind appropriate organizational behaviour. At the end, a few recommendations have
been made to make the leadership more effective. The main purpose of this paper on organization
is to prove its worth in a time of need.
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