Accession Number : ADA135599

Title :   A Qualitative Analysis of Supervision in SAC Minuteman ICBM Maintenance.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Fancher,S W

PDF Url : ADA135599

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Supervision is a large part of managing the SAC Minuteman ICBM maintenance production effort by providing important factors which lead to job satisfaction and motivation in subordinates. The people who manage, supervise, and perform missile maintenance are uniquely qualified to identify problems in the missile maintenance work environment. A qualitative survey shows that micromanagement, failing to provide challenging and meaningful work, and high work pressure are the three most prevalent problems in missile maintenance supervision. Other problems identified include low officer competence, lack of positive feedback, and NCO supervisory style. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Supervision, *Maintenance management, *Guided missile personnel, *Job satisfaction, Maintenance personnel, Motivation, Feedback, Morale, Supervisors, Proficiency, Enlisted personnel, Air Force personnel, Officer personnel, Workload, Time, Policies, Quality, Questionnaires, Statistical analysis, Surface to surface missiles, Strategic Air Command, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE