Accession Number : ADA180631
Title : Productivity Enhancement in Air Force Jobs Through Feedback and Goal Setting.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 83-Sep 86,
Corporate Author : HOUSTON UNIV TX DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Pritchard,Robert D. ; Jones,Steven D. ; Roth,Philip L. ; Thurston,Paul M. ; Ray,W. D.
Report Date : MAY 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : Group-level feedback on productivity was given to five organizations at an operational Air Force base. The feedback was based on a new approach to productivity measurement that is designed to have maximum motivational propetties when used as a basis for feedback. During feedback, the five organizations (four with logistics funyions) increased their overall productivity by an average of 50%. After receiving feedback for 5 months, the organizations set goals for 5 months, During this time, their productivity increased 74.5% over the vaseline comparison period. Keywords: Effectiveness; Efficiency; Feedback; Goal setting; Organizational productivity.
Descriptors : *JOBS, *PRODUCTIVITY, *FEEDBACK, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, LOGISTICS, MEASUREMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, EFFICIENCY, COST EFFECTIVENESS
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE