Keywords

Industrial relations, Personnel management

Abstract

Selection of management personnel in industry is a difficult task, and one with important consequences. The job of the manager is composed of a multitude of skills and this tends to make evaluation or prediction of job performance more difficult (Odiorne and Miller, 1966). The consequences of poor selection decisions in management positions ray be costly for a company in increased turnover, reduced productivity or effectiveness, or in poor management decisions. One approach to the problem of management selection is the use of simulations of on-the-job situations. Exercises can be developed to provide a sample of typical work situations and candidates for selection can demonstrate the skills that they possess by attempting to deal with the problems presented by the simulated work situations. Simulations allow us to look at an individual's performance in a lifelike situation without placing the individual on the job and the resultant consequences for the company if the man fails to perform well. It is the purpose of this study to look at one type of simulation exercise, the in-basket technique (Frederiksen, 1962), and how performance on this type of exercise is affected if individuals. Prior to taking the exercise, are coached on its content by other individuals that have already completed the exercise.

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Graduation Date

1975

Advisor

Jaffee, Cabot L.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Communication

Format

PDF

Pages

iv, 74 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0003524

Subjects

Industrial relations, Personnel management

Contributor (Linked data)

Jaffee, Cabot L., 1936- [VIAF]

Jaffee, Cabot L., 1936- [LC]

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Communication Commons

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