Accession Number:

AD0639611

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR OVERSEAS PERFORMANCE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Evidence indicates that the nature of overseas work requires an increased emphasis on the people-related functions of job performance. The importance of these functions is further accentuated by the contrast between American and non-American values, assumptions, and perceptions, upon which effective communications and interpersonal behavior depend. Existing knowledge and experience in human relations training is reviewed in order to determine its relevance to preparing personnel for the cross-cultural aspects of overseas assignments. The training techniques of training groups T-groups, role- playing, and case study are examined. Each is treated with respect to 1 a general description, 2 evidence as to its effectiveness, 3 its applications in area training, and 4 possible modifications for its use in training people for overseas work. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE