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Develop a cohesive size organization

To provide information on how to develop a platoon-size organazation by establishing and executing a plan

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DEVELOP A COHESIVE SIZE ORGANIZATION

PURPOSE

REFERENCES

FM 22-100

FM 101-5

OUTLINE

Introduction

Purpose

Horizontal Bonding

Vertical Bonding

Stages of soldier team development

Factors of unit cohesion

Summary

Questions

Conclusion

UNIT COHESION

THE BONDING TOGETHER OF SOLDIERS AND THEIR LEADERS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO DEVELOP AND SUSTAIN THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE UNIT AND THEIR RESOLVE TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION.

HORIZONTAL BONDING

VERTICAL BONDING

COMPANY TEAM

STAGES OF SOLDIER TEAM DEVELOPMENT

FORMATION STAGE

RECEPTION

ORIENTATION

DEVELOPMENT STAGE

NEW TO INDEPENDENT MEMBER

INDEPENDENT TO INTERDEPENDENT MEMBER

SUSTAINMENT STAGE

LEADER ACTIONS DURING THE FORMATION STAGE

LISTEN

ESTABLISH CLEAR LINES OF AUTHORITY

DEVELOP SOLDIER AND UNIT GOALS

LEADER ACTIONS DURING THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE

TRAIN AS A UNIT

TRAIN FOR COMBAT

BUILD PRIDE THROUGH ACCOMPLISHMENT

DEVELOP SELF-EVALUATION PROCEDURES

LEADER ACTIONS DURING THE SUSTAINMENT STAGE

DEAL WITH CHANGE

REASSESS GOALS AND PRIORITIES

FOCUS ON TEAMWORK

FOCUS ON TRAINING

RESPOND TO SOLDIER CONCERNS

CONDUCT UNIT ACTIVITIES

FACTORS OF UNIT COHESION

LEADERSHIP

GROUP (UNIT) CHARACTERISTICS

INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNIT

UNIT SOCIALIZATION

UNIT AND INDIVIDUAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

UNIT ACTIVITIES

UNIT IDENTIFICATION AND HISTORY

LEADER ACTIONS -- LEADERSHIP

ENSURE ALL SUBORDINATES ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT

IF SUBORDINATE LEADERS ARE NOT COMPETENT -- TRAIN THEM

CLEARLY COMMUNICATE STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS

TRAIN AS A UNIT AND TRAIN FOR COMBAT

CONDUCT AARs AFTER EACH TRAINING EVENT

LEADER ACTIONS -- GROUP CHARACTERISTICS

FORM GROUPS ALONG ORGANIZATIONAL LINES

ENSURE SQUADS AND SECTIONS HAVE SUFFICIENT MEMBERS TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION

RECOGNIZE AND REINFORCE GROUPS WHICH HAVE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON THE UNIT

BUILD GROUP AND TEAM PRIDE. LINK THAT PRIDE TO THE UNIT MISSION

RECOGNIZE THAT GROUP MEMBERSHIP SATISFIES MEMBER NEEDS

CREATE CONDITIONS WHICH REQUIRE GROUP INTERACTION

LEADER ACTIONS --
INDIVIDUAL IN THE UNIT

MAKE THE EFFORT TO KNOW THE SOLDIERS IN YOU PLATOON

ENSURE YOUR SOLDIERS ARE ABLE TO PERFORM ALL ASSIGNED TASKS TO STANDARD

ESTABLISH BUDDY TEAMS

ENCOURAGE AND RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE

LEADER ACTIONS --
UNIT SOCIALIZATION

ESTABLISH A GOOD RECEPTION AND ORIENTATION PROGRAM

REINFORCE ACTIONS AND ATTITUDES WHICH SUPPORT THE PROFESSIONAL ARMY ETHIC

SET AND MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARDS

USE REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS CORRECTLY

SET THE EXAMPLE

LEADER ACTIONS -- UNIT AND INDIVIDUAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

ESTABLISH CLEAR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES AND ENSURE YOUR SOLDIERS UNDERSTAND THEM

INVOLVE SUBORDINATES IN GOAL SETTING WHEN APPROPRIATE

KNOW YOUR SUBORDINATES' PERSONAL GOALS

UNIT OBJECTIVES MUST BE MEANINGFUL AND BATTLE FOCUSED

LEADER ACTIONS --
UNIT ACTIVITIES

TRAINING IS A UNIT ACTIVITY. MAKE IT CHALLENGING AND REALISTIC

SELECT UNIT EVENTS CAREFULLY

INVOLVE FAMILY MEMBERS WHEN APPROPRIATE

USE COMPETITION CONSTRUCTIVELY

LEADER ACTIONS -- UNIT IDENTIFICATION AND HISTORY

INCLUDE UNIT HISTORY IN YOUR ORIENTATION PROGRAM

DEVELOP A SENSE OF PLATOON HISTORY

IF YOU USE UNIT MOTTOS OR SAYINGS, USE THEM CORRECTLY AND WITH PRIDE

HOW ALL OF THIS FITS TOGETHER

FIRST, FOCUS YOU ATTENTION ON:

THE FACTORS OF UNIT COHESION WHICH CAN BE IMPROVED IN YOUR UNIT

THE ASPECTS OF SOLDIER TEAM DEVELOPMENT AND THE FACTORS OF UNIT COHESION WHICH YOU CAN INFLUENCE

ESTABLISH CLEAR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR EACH FACTOR WHICH YOU WANT TO INFLUENCE

ONCE YOU'VE IDENTIFIED WHAT TO DO:

BRIEF YOUR COMMANDER

BRIEF YOUR SUBORDINATE LEADERS AND INVOLVE THEM IN THE SOLUTION

EXECUTE YOUR PLAN

CONDUCT AN AFTER ACTION REVIEW -- MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS NECESSARY

SUMMARY

Horizontal Bonding

Vertical Bonding

Stages of soldier team development

Factors of unit cohesion

Leader actions with individuals in the unit

QUESTIONS

CONCLUSION