|This report delves into some Human Factor issues pertaining to the organizational development towards Network
Centric Warfare (NCW). It underlines the importance of a holistic approach, as organizational development rarely is
successful without an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the human beings involved.
The report focuses mainly on three organizational variables defined in the NCW concept: Flattening of the
organizational hierarchy, decentralization of decision-making, and self-organization- and synchronization of forces.
These are evaluated against prior experience with established organizational forms. Then there is a look at current
development and its possible consequences.