ERIC Number: ED041207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Middle Managers' Expectations of the Future World of Work: Implications for Management Development.
Haas, John Arthur
The middle manager of today needs to acquire new skills and knowledge to enable him effectively to manage tomorrow's corporation. The purposes of this study were: to provide a means by which managers may assess the future world of work and to describe it by means of these assessments; and to compare present with past predictions of the same future point in time, in order to identify continuing and changing trends; and to examine the effects an assessment of the future has on managers' subsequent plans for their training and development. Two instruments were developed, a World of Work Questionnaire and a Personal Development Plan. The former is divided into two parts--one containing items considered rational in context, the other behavioral items. The latter instrument listed various skills ability, areas of knowledge and training methods. Managers were asked to indicate for each the value to them of receiving further training. A total of 139 managers responded. Present predictions were found to agree with past ones. The study also demonstrated that opportunity to attend to particular aspects of the future can lead managers to broaden the scope of what they considered relevant training for them. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Individual Development, Management Development, Measurement Instruments, Prediction, Questionnaires, Research, Training Methods, Work Experience
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis