ERIC Number: ED110817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Leadership/Management Training Within Army Battalions: Volume I: Summary of Findings.
Fry, John P.; Cliborn, Robert E.
The report describes the development and evaluation of an in-unit, leadership/management training program (based on experimental training methodology for providing Army leaders with behavioral skills and techniques) implemented within three battalion-sized combat units at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1974. The program was organized around workshops designed to train leaders in individual and group problem-solving, management by objectives, and performance management. To evaluate the effect of the training, two survey instruments (an organizational climate survey and a skill use inventory) were developed. Seventy-six of the 92 key leaders trained were interviewed 2 to 12 months after the 60 hours of training was completed. In general, all of the participants accepted the training content as leadership/management skills useful to the Army leader in obtaining organizational goals. Over two-thirds estimated that they had increased their on-the-job use of the workshop skills and were able to identify positive consequences. Results of the project showed no conclusive evidence with respect to hard data (unit performance), but the soft data (estimates of the effects of skill use on-the-job) suggest that with the removal of several operational obstacles the training program could prove effective on unit performance and organizational climate. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Fort Bliss, TX. Div. 5.
Note: For Volume II, see CE 004 638