Accession Number:

ADA028946

Title:

Managing Human Resources in a Program Management Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Student study rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

There is a growing recognition that perhaps the most critical determination of organizational success is the presence of effective leaders. There is also a growing awareness that the most difficult responsibility of the manager is the effective utilization of human resources. This study addresses the application of Douglas McGregors Theory X and Theory Y as styles of managing human resources. Both styles are criticized for adequacy in managing human resources in a program management environment. To adapt to this complex and dynamic environment a management style that is equally dynamic is required. Theory Z is introduced as an alternative style of management its basis is the ability of a manager to analyze the situation at hand and act accordingly. This study is intended to stimulate the interest of the manager in considering behavioral science techniques for his managerial style.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE