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ERIC Number: ED017780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LABORATORY TRAINING IN INDUSTRY. EXPLORATIONS IN HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING AND RESEARCH, NUMBER 1.
BUCHANAN, PAUL C.
SEVERAL STUDIES OF LABORATORY TRAINING PROGRAMS IN INDUSTRY ARE ASSESSED IN TERMS OF THEIR POTENTIAL USEFULNESS (DO THEY ACCOMPLISH INTENDED CHANGES IN PARTICIPANTS THAT ARE LASTING OR SELF-REINFORCING, AND HOW DO THEY COMPARE WITH OTHER METHODS IN ACCOMPLISHING SIMILAR GOALS) AND ACTUAL CONTRIBUTION (DOES PARTICIPATION LEAD TO LASTING CHANGE IN THE OPERATION OF WORK UNITS AND YIELD INCREASED ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS). CONCLUSIONS OF THE STUDY ARE--(1) LABORATORY TRAINING IS AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF FACILITATING CHANGE IN INDIVIDUALS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SETTING, (2) IT HAS BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY IN SOME ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS BUT NOT IN OTHERS, (3) BEHAVIORAL SCIENTISTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NATIONAL TRAINING LABORATORIES ARE SUBJECTING THEIR THEORIES AND METHODS TO SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS AND ARE DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND (4) SOME OF THESE STRATEGIES, NOW BEING STUDIED SYSTEMATICALLY, SHOW GREAT PROMISE. DOCUMENT INCLUDES A BIBLIOGRAPHY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE, FOR $1.50, FROM NATIONAL TRAINING LABORATORIES, 1201 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: National Training Labs. Inst. for Applied Behavioral Science, Washington, DC.
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