ERIC Number: ED453413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Performance on Multiple Levels: Seeing the Forest "and" the Trees. Innovative Session 1. [AHRD Conference, 2001].
Fisher, Susan Reynolds; Short, Darren; Sleezer, Catherine M.
A team of three organizers and a panel of five experts representing scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines participated in an innovative session that explored performance at multiple levels in organizations. The session objectives were as follows: (1) raise participants' awareness of multilevel approaches to the study of organizations; (2) create an opportunity for exploring the potential of multilevel frames when dealing with organizational performance issues; (3) provide participants with ideas for using multilevel theory in human resource development applications and emphasize the importance of grounding practice in theory; (4) provide organizers with feedback on the usefulness of the theory; and (5) engage in interactive learning. The session consisted of five parts: introduction and group discussion; group discussion debriefing; linking the discussion to multilevel thinking; eliciting expert opinion; and summarizing learning. The session resulted in two types of output. First, a paper was developed that summarized the main learning points from the session, attendees' reactions, and new insights into the usefulness of multilevel theory as generated by participants. Second, the organizers established a network of interested participants from the session to take forward their shared interest in multilevel approaches to organizational issues. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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