ERIC Number: ED339849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Total Management for Organisations: Concepts and Tools. A Handbook for Tertiary Education.
Cope, Robert; Sherr, Lawrence
This publication offers suggestions for improving management so that organizations, especially further education institutions, will be more effective. The conceptual bases for the book are three "tool chests": strategic thinking, speedy decision, and total quality improvement. Chapter 1 clarifies strategic planning and provides case examples that illustrate both good and less effective practices. Focus is on additional variations of practice, information, and environmental scanning. Each topic is designed to contribute to a greater depth of understanding and to promote skill in the application of the concepts. Chapter 2 offers evidence of and guidelines for speedier decision making from research, case studies, and quotations. It contains principle-level prescriptions and operational specifics. The discussion is structured around six action principles. Best-in-class examples from leading firms that provide ideas or models for educational organizations illustrate the principles in use. Action principles are given practical expression by quotations, quick starts that are short range and simple, and first steps that are longer range and complex. Chapter 3 contains an edited version of a conference address, "Is There a Better Way to Manage Higher Education?" (Lawrence Sherr), which is a statement on total quality improvement. Eleven references are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Continuing Education, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Management Development, Management Systems, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizations (Groups), Planning, Quality Control, Total Quality Management
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Strategic Planning