EDUCATION VS. EXPERIENCE -- HOW DO WE DEVELOP TOMORROW'S OPERATING MANAGERS?

The development of operating managers may well be one of the railroad industry's most critical problems in the years to come. The objective of training and management development should be to produce officers who understand the railroad business and can adjust to changing situations. Although college graduates may have more formal training in analyzing situations and asking why things are done, men from the ranks tend to have more first-hand feeling for operations. With proper training tailored to their individual needs either group can produce outstanding managers and it makes little sense to arbitrarily restrict opportunities to people with any specific background. To attract and retain men who can think, the railroads must continue to improve the working conditions of railroad managers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting, American Association of Railroad Superintendents, Chicago, Illinois, 13-15 June 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of Railroad Superintendents

    18154 Harwood Avenue
    Homewood, IL  USA  60403
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 246 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00047825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1974 12:00AM