During the last few years, the Florida Department of Transportation has been engaged in a comprehensive management improvement program. Key improvements made include (a) establishment of a management systems coordination unit, (b) implementation of a sophisticated management and scheduling system for program development, (c) design of a conceptually advanced financial management system, (d) implementation of a maintenance management system, and (e) acquisition of data processing hardware. In July 1973, the department undertook a new phase of management improvement based on the concepts of management by objectives. this phase was preceded by a series of management seminars for some 270 top and middle managers. To date, a top management planning and decision-making system has been developed and implemented. Implementation required a statement of the department's mission, goals, and objectives; development of an annual plan and calendar for top management decision making; incorporation of strategic planning and decision making into the top management system; and implementation of operation procedures for the system, including those to achieve completed staff work. The elements are described as are the processes used by top management to develop the structure of the mission, goals, and objectives.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 60-67
  • Monograph Title: Transportation programming and management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024994
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM