ERIC Number: ED144230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
School Management Teams: Their Structure, Function, and Operation. ERS Monograph.
Erickson, Kenneth A.; Gmelch, Walter H.
The concept of team management is perhaps one of the most widely endorsed concepts in school administration today. Shifts in power, pressures on individual administrators, and the desire for organizational improvement have all led educational administrators to look to the management team as a means of solving their problems. This monograph outlines the significant elements and types of management teams, presents models of different kinds of teams, and discusses the planning, decision making, training, and evaluation necessary to make the management team successful. The authors emphasize that basic assumptions about people, group interaction, operation of organizational systems, managerial styles, and administrator attitudes, as well as the organization's suitability for the team management concept, must be determined before any school, school district, or organization can prudently move toward the team system. An annotated bibliography is appended. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Administrators, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Group Dynamics, Leadership Styles, Management Teams, Models, Organizational Effectiveness, Participation, Planning, Principals, Team Training, Teamwork
Educational Research Service, Inc., 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($8.00; payment must accompany orders of less than $10.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.