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