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ERIC Number: ED079852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 39
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Survey Feedback and Problem Solving with Complementary Collective Decision Structures.
Cooke, Robert A.; Coughlan, Robert J.
Survey feedback and problem solving processes can be applied to increase the effectiveness of task-oriented structural approaches to educational organization development. One such approach involves the superimposition of complementary collective decision structures over the existing authority decision framework of the school. Collective decision structures potentially increase organizational flexibility and adaptability by providing for problem identification, solution generation, and change initiation at the faculty level. Survey feedback acts to initiate collective decision processes by providing an objective base for problem and need identification. Task-oriented problem solving sessions provide for problem analysis and solution generation; the collective decision configuration facilities innovation legitimation and implementation. This paper presents a theoretical model for survey feedback-problem solving-collective decision interventions on education systems. Factors hypothesized to account for the effectiveness of collective decision processes are noted and the proposed change-supporting structure is analyzed in terms of primary structural dimensions. A related document is EA 004 939. (Author)
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