ERIC Number: ED046118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Collective Decision Making in Organizations.
Svenning, Lynne L.
Based on the assumption that educators can adopt new patterns of organization and management to improve the quality of decision and change in education, this paper attempts to make decision theory and small group process theory relevant to practical decision situations confronting educational managers. Included are (1) a discussion of the increasing rates of technological and social change and their implications for organizational change; (2) an analysis of the decision process, highlighting the value of collective decisionmaking; (3) some suggestions for improving organizational decisionmaking in education; (4) a discussion of the roles of rationality and creativity in the decision process; (5) several guidelines for managing and functioning within the decision process; and (6) an appendix listing behavioral propositions drawn from small group research concerning group process. The work reported herein was performed pursuant to an ESEA Title III grant. Related documents are EA 003 095 and EA 003 040. (Author/LLR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Operation PEP, Burlingame, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III