Accession Number : ADA191976

Title :   Laboratory Workload Prioritization and Acceptance System (LAWPAS).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb-Dec 87,

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

Personal Author(s) : Nebeker, Delbert M ; Culbertson, Amy L ; Sorenson, Richard C

PDF Url : ADA191976

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Because the demand for scientific and technological talent exceeds the resources available within the Navy R&D centers and laboratories, the Commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command desires a system that managers can use to assist them in prioritizing and accepting R&D projects. With such a system, R&D managers would be able to evaluate the merit of potential projects, accept projects of highest priority, and defend their choices to outside reviewers. Such a system would also increase the congruence of R&D goals throughout the organization. The Laboratory Workload Prioritization and Acceptance System (LAWPAS) was proposed and evaluated at the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center. The results of this process are reported here. The use of LAWPAS as both an organizational assessment tool and as a decision aid for managers is discussed. Issues concerning the implementation and evaluation of LAWPAS in other R&D organizations are presented.

Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS, *WORKLOAD, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ACCEPTABILITY, DECISION MAKING, LABORATORIES, NAVAL PERSONNEL, NAVAL RESEARCH, NAVAL WARFARE, NAVY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE