ERIC Number: ED050397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-28
Reference Count: 0
The Universe of Need, Economic Conditions and the Mix of Services.
Gordon, Jesse E.
This paper is concerned with the question of standardization of manpower services. It deals with the extent to which there is too much standardization in the mix of programs, with the cause of standardization, and with what can be done about it. The author proposes: (1) that the solution to over standardization of manpower services lies in eliminating the role of guidelines by altering the organizational structure to one which is not based on over arching centralized rule making; (2) that programs are over standardized intrinsically because they are run by agencies organized around a model which requires standardized tasks and work processes; and (3) that manpower agencies must change the basis of their organizational structure to one not requiring a uniform definition of tasks. To make the mix of services more responsive to the state of the local economy and to the range of the universe of need, a conversion of the manpower system to an alternative organizational type with greater local operational autonomy and control, as well as resources, is needed. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on State and Local Manpower Policy Planning in Salt Lake City, Utah, April, 1971