ERIC Number: ED033275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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An Analysis of Certain Job Tasks Performed by Selected Ohio Industrial Supervisors.
Stewart, William Joseph
Using a pretested questionnaire, a survey was made of specific task performance and educational needs of first-line industrial supervisors in Ohio. The questionnaire, consisting of 120 task items under the headings of Transmission of Communications, Building of Management Skills, and Change in Attitudes, was administered to 472 supervisors, 194 industrial managers, and 51 supervisory training instructors. A priority listing of tasks was also made from the data gathered, and it established a basis for determining trends suggested by the study. These were among the findings and conclusions: (1) 105 of the task areas were judged relevant, and 86 constituted areas of unmet training need; (2) 30 of these areas of need came under Transmission of Communications, 31 under Building of Management Skills, and 25 under Change in Attitudes (including employee motivation); (3) tasks reflecting human involvement and understanding were significantly important, regardless of the type of work, and those tasks relating to the personal aspects of problem solving were substantial. It was recommended that courses be developed and/or present courses revised and upgraded accordingly. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Communication (Thought Transfer), Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Human Relations, Industry, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Supervisors, Supervisory Training, Surveys, Task Analysis, Task Performance
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Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.