Accession Number : AD0720711

Title :   A Supervisory View of Unit Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS

Personal Author(s) : Weitzel,William ; Mahoney,Thomas A. ; Crandall,Norman F.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : First level supervisor's (N = 53) from a cross-section of business and industrial organizations in metropolitan Minneapolis - St. Paul provided evaluative and descriptive information about the immediate work group which each supervised. From this information a model was built depicting first level supervisory perceptions of behaviors which lead to work unit effectiveness. This model was compared with a model based upon higher level managers perceptions of what leads to first level unit effectiveness. The overwhelming importance of production emphasis by both groups and the use of human relations behaviors in an instrumental fashion by first level supervisors is discussed in connection with managerial philosophy. Other similarities and differences between the models from the two organizational levels are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORGANIZATIONS, EFFECTIVENESS), (*SUPERVISORS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), JOB ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE