Accession Number : AD0711310

Title :   ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND WORK GROUP BEHAVIOR IN A SETTING OF PLANNED SOCIAL CHANGE: A REPLICATION STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 69-1 Oct 70,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,James C.

Report Date : 01 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The document reports on replication of a study design testing the effects of technology on autonomous group process, and on planned change programs directed toward participative management which tends to confirm the original findings. Advanced technology is correlated with more autonomous and participative group processes. Another result obtained in the original study, that advanced technology facilitates planned social change efforts, was also investigated. Consistency and similarity in the pattern of social system change were sought between the original findings and the replication results when data were controlled for the number of longitudinal measures, and when the total period used for planned change activities was ignored. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, ANALYSIS), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, TRANSFORMATIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, REVIEWS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP, DATA PROCESSING, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), AUTOMATION, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE