ERIC Number: ED058531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Effective Management Selection: The Analysis of Behavior by Simulation Techniques.
Jaffee, Cabot L.
This book presents a system by which feedback might be generated and used as a basis for organizational change. The major areas covered consist of the development of a rationale for the use of simulation in the selection of supervisors, a description of actual techniques, and a method for training individuals in the use of the material. The material presented describes and evaluates supervisory behavior in a way that makes it amenable to analysis. The exercises have been developed to objectively demonstrate managerial skills by: (1) Minimizing the influence that previous experience in a particular job will have on the results obtained; (2) Giving all individuals within a group equal opportunity to perform; and (3) Allowing participants to interact with each other and providing information for meaningful comparisons both within a group and across groups. A behavioral approach is presented to questions of leadership behavior and supervisory selection. In sum, the basic theme behind this book is that leadership and leadership behavior does not exist independently of any given situation. Rather, leadership is dependent on the characteristics of the leader, the characteristics of the situation, and the characteristics and expectations of the followers. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrators, Behavioral Science Research, Comparative Analysis, Expectation, Feedback, Individual Characteristics, Interaction, Intergroup Relations, Leadership Qualities, Organizational Change, Personnel Selection, Simulation, Supervisors, Training Methods
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Mass. (no price quoted)
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