Accession Number : ADA114035

Title :   The Mobilization of Effort: Sergeants, Patrol Officers, and Productivity in an American Agency.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Van Maanen,John

PDF Url : ADA114035

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Police officer productivity in American police agencies is examined in terms of how it is influenced through the efforts of first-line supervision. Drawing on participant-observation data, police sergeants are influential in directing the efforts of their police officer subordinates by virtue of their use of (1) small favors; (2) disciplinary protection; and (3) symbolic (and behavioral) legitimation. Implications are drawn in light of current police management practices. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Supervision, *Police, *Productivity, Management, Leadership, Motivation, Planning, Employee relations, Roles(behavior), Attitudes(Psychology), Performance(human), Jobs, Mobilization, Culture

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE