Accession Number:

AD0420802

Title:

SURVEYING THE MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE OF AN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION,

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PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to seek patterns in the way in which the men-in-the-middle in a particular organization describe with whom they consult when faced with different organizational problems. Five well-defined factors resulted from the factor analysis. The first was Consideration of Subordinates which appears to be very similar to the consideration factor on the Ohio State Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire. The second was a Concern for Authority which, in the main, was negatively related to the first. The third, Regard for Self, and the fourth, Distribution of Reward, represent concern for ones own welfare. The fifth, General Organizational Concern, is seen as the most rational of all the factor patterns. In general, the higher the supervisory level of the Ss, the less concern for authority they reported. The patterns of behavior described in the present study offer evidence of significant changes in supervisory behavior in certain areas, but at the same time, they indicate that the classical philosophy of management expounded by Taylor and others is still very much with us. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE