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ERIC Number: ED157473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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Management by Consent. Occasional Paper 1.
Handy, C.
The concept of management by consent is examined in an assessment of management techniques within academe. Issues that are analyzed include what is involved in an organization of consent and factors heralding the organizations of consent, such as (1) the view of management as a semi-profession, and (2) the spread of "matrism," which is optimistic about the future, decries the past, wants discussion rather than orders, places reliance on expertise rather than experience, etc. Principles adopted in managing by consent include: recognize the right to disagree, control by planning not by checking, manage by reciprocal trust, manage by platoons, be yourself, and conserve your energy. Implications for society seem ominous, since several undersireable consequences are likely, including managerial burnout, professional obsolescence, and the development of the "globule" society, made up of small groups that constantly change their shape and that are divided into interest groups. (LBH)
University Teaching Methods Unit, University of London, Institute of Education, 55 Gordon Square, London WC1H ONT, England
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Great Britain