ERIC Number: ED134072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Chicken or the Egg: The Interdependence of Information Systems and Personnel Development.
Shoemaker, William A.
There is increasing evidence that information system development and personnel development within an institution must not only be parallel in sophistication and noncontradictory in design, but also that concurrently developing programs are mutually supportive and increase the effectiveness of each far beyond the capability of either. Management information system (MIS) design, implementation, report format, and use have become much more manager-oriented. Its purpose and uses are described, and various personal attitudes and skills related to the use of MIS are identified, including: (1) capability to manage "operations" efficiently and effectively; (2) provision of a comprehensive picture of the institution; (3) development of an awareness and a sense of availability regarding details within each institutional unit; (4) stimulation of an increased sense of the relationship between institutional units; (5) stimulation and facilitation of goal-oriented management; (6) encouragement and facilitation of multiyear management; and (7) stimulation and facilitation of vertical and horizontal communication. (LBH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Automation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Science, Data Processing, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Individual Development, Management Information Systems, Operations Research, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the conference on "Running Higher Education" cosponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges and the American Association for Higher Education (Warrenton, Virginia, February 1-4, 1977)