ERIC Number: ED135304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-23
Illusions and Realities of Managing for Planned Change.
Gubasta, Joseph L.
There are several commonly accepted college and university governance concepts and management styles: (1) the assumption that organizational goals can be precisely defined and that institutional processes are widely understood; (2) the collective bargaining concept, which assumes that there are fundamentally conflicting interests within the organization; (3) the democratic approach to institutional governance; and (4) the consensus approach, which assumes that institutional authority rests with those who are willing to debate issues and arrive at decisions through mutual agreement. These models have serious shortcomings, both as reflections of reality and as prescriptions for change by leadership. Institutional researchers can play a significant role in the management of planned change if they avoid functioning under many of the present management myths and illusions. Colleges and universities are characterized by hazy goals, an unclear technology, and fluid participation, which make them more difficult to describe, understand, and function in. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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