Discusses team‐building initiatives undertaken in an operational sphere which aimed both to enhance the awareness of individuals of their own psychological profile and their impact on others, and to develop them in an organizational milieu by examining their motivational factors in the context of role clarification, personal responsibility and team performance. Two management consultants were used, operating in different but congruous areas, supporting the senior managers on a corporate venture progressing the principles of the total quality management concept. The commitment was successful in terms of individual growth, greater team cohesiveness and operational achievement.
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Although none of the new music reference books of the past year totally replaces the old stand‐bys, some significant works did appear, especially in the areas of…
Although none of the new music reference books of the past year totally replaces the old stand‐bys, some significant works did appear, especially in the areas of contemporary music, opera, and classical music discography.
“GIVE a dog a bad name and hang him,” is an aphorism which has been accepted for many years. But, like many other household words, it is not always true. Even if it were, the dog to be operated upon would probably prefer a gala day at his Tyburn Tree to being executed in an obscure back yard.
August 9, 1966 Harrogate, Yorkshire Assessment to levy‐reduction in scope of trade of appellants ‐number of employees reduced — calculation of levy — whether fact that appellants will not benefit from scheme valid ground for resisting assessment — Industrial Training Levy (Wool) Order 1965.
This paper aims to offer a critical biography of Joan Woodward, often considered the founder of contingency theory. This paper examines Woodward’s background to develop a more complete understanding of the factors that influenced her work.
This paper draws on insights gained from personal correspondence with two colleagues of Woodward, one who recruited her to the Imperial College where she conducted her most prominent work and one whom she recruited while at the college. In addition, Woodward’s original work, academic literature, published remembrances and a plethora of other secondary sources are reviewed.
By connecting these otherwise disparate sources of information, a more complete understanding of Woodward’s work and its context is provided. It is argued that Woodward’s education, training, brilliance, values, the relative weakness of British sociology and the need to improve the economy helped to make Woodward’s work both original and practical.
The originality of this work is to examine the work of Woodward through the lens of critical biography. Despite Woodward’s contributions, Woodward remains an underappreciated figure. The purpose is to provide her contribution against the backdrop of the British industrial and educational sphere.
DO work study practitioners get adequate training to do their job properly? No, says a report just published by a joint committee of Industrial Training Boards. Such committees are set up by the Central Training Council to make training recommendations for jobs found in more than one industry. This committee has taken two years to reach its conclusions.