ERIC Number: ED042965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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The Experienced Manager, A Major Resource.
Results are presented of a survey of British top executives (largely from smaller companies) as to general difficulties and specific educational or developmental needs facing experienced business managers. First, a definition of an experienced manager is elaborated, followed by familiar managerial types, conditions conducive to learning, the internal dynamics of company manpower systems, and typical forms of management development. Next comes a brief review of educational sources, including relevant government departments. Two findings are stressed: (1) most company heads who feel they have successfully dealt with motivation, mid career job improvement, obsolescence, and other management development problems had done so through organizational improvements and more appropriate management styles rather than by training; (2) most successful programs were closely job oriented and involved problem oriented project work, preferably in collaboration with outside schools and consultants. Further questions as to clientele, educational wants or needs, suitable methods and settings, and likely sources of experimentation and change are raised in the conclusion. Appendixes give additional data on managers' attitudes, perceptions, and expectations. (LY)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Attitudes, Bibliographies, Business, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Environmental Influences, Evaluation, Industry, Management Development, Off the Job Training, Organizational Climate, Perception, Surveys
British Institute of Management, Management House, Parker Street, London W.C.2, England (25s)
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Authoring Institution: British Inst. of Management, London (England).