THE TECHNOLOGY OF EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT TRAINING (ABRIDGEMENT)

A COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT IS BEING CONDUCTED TO DEVELOP A CURRICULUM FOR HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE MANAGERS. AN ESSENTIAL PART OF CURRICULUM RESEARCH CONCERNS THE TECHNOLOGY OF EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT TRAINING, I.E., THE SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE TRAINING METHODS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF WAYS TO INCREASE TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS. FOR THIS RESEARCH, A SURVEY WAS TAKEN OF THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS AND 128 INDUSTRAL FIRMS AND MILITARY AGENCIES. LETTERS, QUESTIONNAIRES, STRUCTED ON-SITE INTERVIEWS, AND SAMPLES OF MANAGEMENT TRAINING MATERIALS HAVE PROVIDED DATA FOR THE DESIGN OF A CURRICULUM. AN ANALYSIS OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES INDICATES THAT FIRE PRINCIPLES APPLICABLE TO TRAINING IN HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. AN ANALYSIS OF QUESTIONNAIRE REPLIES AND SAMPLE TRAINING MATERIALS INDICATES THAT MOST HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS DO NOT PROVIDE FORMAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR THEIR MAINTENANCE SUPERVISORS. BY CONTRAST, THE TYPICAL INDUSTRIAL MANAGER IS BEING TRAINED WITH MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES DESIGNED TO INCREASE HIS CAPABILITY TO BENEFIT FROM TRAINING. MORE THAN 70 PERCENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL FIRMS THAT WERE SURVEYED USE PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, AND SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 50 PERCENT CONDUCT MANAGEMENT SEMINARS. EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE FIRMS REGULARLY USE THREE OR MORE TECHNIQUES; 41 PERCENT USE FIVE OR MORE METHODS, INCLUDING PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, SEMINARS, ROLE PLAYING, CASE STUDIES, AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 32-33
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance systems: estimating maintenance costs, solid-waste disposal systems, maintenance station locations, manager training, and equipment management
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1972 12:00AM