ERIC Number: ED110690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Schooling the Middle Manager. Professional Study No. 5406.
Robinson, George D.
The aim of this study is to evaluate industrial approaches to management development programs to ascertain the applicability of using similar schooling techniques in Air Force managerial development. The primary emphasis is on where the Air Force might benefit from industry's experience in the middle manager area. An additional objective is the examination of the current Air Force effort in managerial schooling development. The conclusion infers that: management development programs are needed; each individual's training needs are unique; only a portion of the total officer force can attend Air Force off-the-job training programs; a great number of officers must depend on on-the-job training methods for managerial training, and many of these methods are not used; the Air Force lacks an overall plan for management development; the great potential of the Junior Officer Councils as a management development tool is being wasted; formal exposure to management concepts is coming too late or not at all in the career of many officers; and more experience is needed with the major new innovation in management development being used by industry (the Assessment Center) before conclusions can be reached on its applicability to the Air Force. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Univ., Maxwell AFB, AL.