Accession Number : ADP002765

Title :   A Dynamic Personnel Assignment Model in the R&D Environment,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Sweeney,P. J.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This computer simulation captures the contributions of inexperienced and experienced personnel to overall effectiveness in a typical research and development organization. The model is appropriately responsive to changes in experience, level, Systems Program Office (SPO) leadership, priority, funding, and other factors. Given a fixed number of total personnel authorizations and fixed percentage of inexperienced personnel, the model indicates that assigning the inexperienced to the lower priority SPOs results in a maximum organizational measure of effectiveness (MOE). It also shows that an assignment policy based upon both priority and funding level may have only small impact upon this high MOE. Similarly, assigning all of the inexperienced to the high priority SPOs results in a relatively low MOE. Improving the SPO leadership increases the value of the MOE, but cannot compensate for high percentages of inexperience. The model can also be used to assign SPO leaders. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organizations, *Operational effectiveness, *Performance(Human), *Computerized simulation, Models, Research management, Manpower utilization, Optimization, Job satisfaction, Human resources, Resource management, Computer applications, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE