ERIC Number: ED206207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Academic Administrator Grid. A Guide to Developing Effective Management Teams.
Blake, Robert R.; And Others
The use of the "management grid" method of organizational development in college and university administration is described in this adaptation of the 1964 book by the same authors, "The Management Grid." Five major administrative styles are identified: (1) caretaker, (2) comfortable and pleasant, (3) constituency-centered, (4) team, and (5) authority-obedience. Candid examples of typical college administrative practices are provided. The differences in administrative style are determined by the differences in the administrator's concern for institutional performance on the one hand, and concern for people on the other. Based on behavioral research findings, team leadership is recommended as the most effective approach to university management issues, including personnel supervision, teaching and learning support, and budget management. Specific guidelines for practicing team decision-making are provided. An extensive bibliography is appended. (LB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrators, Budgeting, College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making, Employer Employee Relationship, Higher Education, Leadership Styles, Management Teams, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Personnel Policy, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A