Accession Number : ADA116344

Title :   Symposium Proceedings: Productivity Enhancement: Personnel Performance Assessment in Navy Systems, held October 12-14, 1977,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Pope,Louis T ; Meister,David

PDF Url : ADA116344

Report Date : Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 412

Abstract : Personnel performance assessment is involved in many aspects of Navy missions: (1) in the selection of appropriate personnel for demanding jobs; (2) in the test and evaluation of new weapons and their support systems; (3) in the determination of ship operational readiness for combat; and (4) in the assessment of individual capability for assignment and promotion. The method presently employed in these assessments demands considerable improvement because it rests too heavily on a subjective 'expertise' that is all too often neither expert nor methodologically sound. The emphasis in this symposium has been on the aspect that presents the greatest difficulty for measurement--that of individuals and crews performing complex tasks in operational missions. Papers and workshops illustrating the need for and value of performance measurement in the enhancement of productivity have also been included. The purpose of the presentations is to help: (1) To determine the status of existing techniques and present and propose research on personnel performance measurement; (2) To facilitate the exchange of information on these topics between researchers and operational personnel; and (3) To stimulate the generation of new approaches in setting goals and in making plans for personnel performance research.

Descriptors :   *Symposia, *Productivity, Navy, Naval research, Performance(Human), Shipboard, Maintenance, Teams(Personnel), Measurement, Test and evaluation, Automation

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE