SUMMARY OF PAPERS ON ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND TRAINING

FIVE PAPERS ARE SUMMARIZED BRIEFLY. CHARLES S. DIEHL IN "IMPACT OF COMMUNICATIONS ON HIERARCHIAL ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES" STRESSED THAT INSTRUCTION AND RESPONSE OR COMMUNICATION AND FEEDBACK IS THE SOLUTION FOR THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE STAFFED BY POLITICAL APPOINTEES. F. E. CRAWFORD AND G. L. RAY IN A PAPER ON "STATUS REPORT ON THE LOUISIANA MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM" MAINTAINED THAT THE NUMBER OF MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEES COULD BE REDUCED WHILE AT THE SAME TIME THE QUALITY OF MAINTENANCE COULD BE IMPROVED. W. J. BUGLASS IN "MAINTENANCE AND WISCONSIN'S NEW DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION" NOTED THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO REORGANIZE INTO COMPREHENSIVE, UNIFIED DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION IN ORDER THAT THE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM CAN BE APPLIED TO THE WHOLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND NOT JUST THE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. PAPERS PRESENTED BY E. J. KEHL AND L. G. O'BRIEN ON "REORGANIZATION FROM PATROL TO GANG-TYPE MAINTENANCE" AND REORGANIZATION TO CREW SPECIALIZATION IN PENNSYLVANIA" RESPECTIVELY DEALT WITH PROBLEMS OF DOING THE BEST JOB POSSIBLE UNDER THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF PATRONAGE-APPOINTED MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL IN THEIR STATES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 12-14
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance planning and supervision
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM