Monday, November 30, 2009

The Task Force: Manager's obsession with martial rule

It's interesting to know just how much interested we (management or business students) are in the way military plays its games, or perhaps both fields just complement each other. Here's a another example of the fact that much of the business strategy vocabulary comes from military. Wiki on Task Force:
A task force (TF) is a temporary unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity. Originally introduced by the United States Navy, the term has now caught on for general usage and is a standard part of NATO terminology. Many non-military organizations now create "task forces" or task groups for temporary activities that might have once been performed by ad hoc committees.
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