Accession Number : AD0743088

Title :   Changing Supervisors' Attitudes by Organization Development Training at the Naval Missile Center, Point Mugu, California.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lockhart,Twain C.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The Naval Missile Center is beginning to live with its first negotiated agreement with a union of its employees. Management considers it advantageous to establish a cooperative labor-management relationship in order to profit by this new situation. It was hypothesized that conventional classroom training would not be as effective as organization development type training in changing attitudes of the supervisors to one of understanding and acceptance of the role of the union in this Federal activity. The report provides background on labor-management relations at the Naval Missile Center, Point Mugu, California; a review of pertinent literature on the humanistic aspects of the union-management relationship and attitude/behavior change; the conventional and organization development training techniques and test apparatus used; the statistical analysis of data; and the results, conclusions, and recommendations on labor relations training. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LABOR UNIONS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *SUPERVISORS), (*INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, GUIDED MISSILE PERSONNEL, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE