DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY

WITH THE INCEPTION OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, MANY STATE HIGHWAY PROGRAMS FACED INCREASED WORK LOADS WHILE HIGH TURNOVER OF PERSONNEL, SCARCITY OF QUALIFIED LABOR, AND RAPID TECHNICAL INNOVATION WERE BECOMING FACTS OF LIFE. RESPONDING TO CONCOMITANT REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGHER SKILL LEVELS COMBINED WITH A GROWING SCARCITY OF TRAINED PERSONNEL, MANY STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS ACTIVELY ENTERED INTO THE AREA OF MANPOWER PLANNING AND PERSONNEL TRAINING. MANAGER DEVELOPMENT IS A PARTNERSHIP APPROACH BETWEEN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE STATE HIGHWAY ORGANIZATION AND INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION. IT IS BASED ON A COMMITMENT BY TOP LEADERSHIP, AND THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT OF ALL INVOLVED. MANAGER DEVELOPMENT ALSO IS AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, JUST AS CONTINUING MEDICAL OR TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS AN OBLIGATION OF THE DOCTOR OR ENGINEER. INASMUCH AS THE GREATER NUMBER OF COLLEGE GRADUATES JOINING THE HIGHWAY AGENCY WILL BE ENGINEERS, THEY WILL HAVE TO BE DEVELOPED INTO GOOD MANAGERS AFTER JOINING THE ORGANIZATION IF THEY ARE TO MANAGE WELL. THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD HAS ATTEMPTED IN THIS PROJECT TO SET DOWN THOSE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES FOUND TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE. THE REPORT DISCUSSES THESE INNOVATIVE PRACTICES FROM THE STANDPOINTS OF MOTIVATION, TRAINING, AND PERFORMANCE.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 50 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00200794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM