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ERIC Number: ED356510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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The Organizational Decision Making Climate of Issues Management Programs: A Case Study.
Wills, Sandra
A study examined the decision making climate of organizations that are using issues management and what type of model of issues management is followed--theorists have been attempting to define issues management since it began appearing 20 year ago. Subjects, 112 males and 30 females who were professionals working in the area of issues management and members of the Public Affairs Council, responded to a questionnaire sent to 499 randomly selected members of the council. Respondents were assured that information from the questionnaire was to be used for scholarly purposes. Results indicated that the majority of respondents worked in organizations that have an open climate that facilitates participative management practices, and that a predominant style of issues management exists among the respondents. Results also indicated that three key indicators of a participative decision making climate were: (1) the member of the organization participated in the adoption of new policies in the organization; (2) the member of the organization participated in the adoption of new programs in the organization; and (3) the organizational member's say had influence in the workplace. Findings suggest that organizations with issues management are less complex and bureaucratic than other organizations. (Contains 23 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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