Accession Number : ADA195007

Title :   Why Should A DOD Manager Know About Productivity?

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Miklich, Paul A , Jr

PDF Url : ADA195007

Report Date : 29 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : On 25 February 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed Executive Order 12552 which established a comprehensive program for the improvement of productivity in the Federal Government. The goal of the program is to achieve a 20 percent productivity increase in appropriate functions by 1992. It further aims to improve the quality and timeliness of services and products provided by the Federal Government. Subsequently, former Secretary of Defense Weinberger issued a statement that DOD managers must be immersed in productivity initiates. It is my opinion that before DOD managers can attempt to achieve the Executive Order's goal or be immersed in productivity initiates, they must know about productivity. This study will discuss the importance of productivity increases. It asks, what is productivity? It reviews past public policy on productivity and views the impact of the present policy on DOD public managers. The study will provide an overview of successful productivity programs. Finally, it will provide recommendations for DOD managers who seek increased productivity in their organizations.

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTIVITY, *MANAGEMENT, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, TIMELINESS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE