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      U.S. Air Force Career Field Management : At the Intersection of Futures Studies and Systems Thinking

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      DSRP Theory, Systems Thinking, Futures Studies, Organizational management
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            Abstract

            Air Force practices of career field management have yet to adapt to the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment that it is increasingly encountering. This paper augments established Air Force management practices with tools and techniques pulled from futures studies. A case study and the agentbased approach was used to recommend the futures practice of horizon scanning and gaining more inclusion from voices throughout the career field.

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            Journal of Systems Thinking Preprints
            Cabrera Research Lab
            2 November 2022
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            [1 ] U.S. Air Force Academy
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            10.54120/jost.pr000016.v1
            f583298a-08c5-4abd-bfad-b4c74e48dc49

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            General social science,General behavioral science
            DSRP Theory,Systems Thinking,Futures Studies,Organizational management

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