To ensure that this support is responsive, the commander created a CFWG to handle all issues related to the project.
As with the second example, the NTM-I CFWG dramatically improves communication within Naples.
In the case of the NTM-I CFWG, the commander's guidance is given to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and directly to the CFWG, ensuring that each member of the staff gets the same guidance.
Based on the success of the CFWG, JFCNP has published a command directive detailing the purpose, techniques, and procedures for working groups.
In order to execute this system, action officers will move from their functional staff sections to CFWG and back, creating turmoil not only with transferring work responsibilities but also with counseling, mentorship, and efficiency reporting.
However, burying the CFWG in a staff section could negate the group's inherent responsiveness.
In other words, adding a CFWG will flatten the staff hierarchy, testing the commander's span of control of subordinate sections while giving him greater visibility on the issues.
A CFWG is formed to deal with only the most critical missions.
Finally, until the concept of CFWG is fully embraced by the organization, conflicts can arise as young staff officers are pulled between their old functional staff sections and the new CFWG.
This article cites three examples from both peace and war where CFWGs have been successful.