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Publication date: 1 October 1974

MIKE VAN OUDTSHOORN

THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE IS NOT A PLACE: IT IS A METHOD. It is a formal procedure, incorporating group and individual exercises, for the identification of dimensions of…

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THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE IS NOT A PLACE: IT IS A METHOD. It is a formal procedure, incorporating group and individual exercises, for the identification of dimensions of managerial or supervisory success, identified as important for a particular position or level of management.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 6 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 April 1993

Mike van Oudtshoorn and Laurie Thomas

Investigates “empowerment” and its relevance tomanagement and organizations. Discusses in detail the advantages anddisadvantages of empowerment and disempowerment…

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Investigates “empowerment” and its relevance to management and organizations. Discusses in detail the advantages and disadvantages of empowerment and disempowerment. Business organizations are set up so that no one is totally empowered nor totally disempowered. Shows various stages of empowered and disempowered people and cultures to enable further progress and concludes that clarifying, coaching and counselling individuals is the progressive way to go.

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Empowerment in Organizations, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4891

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Publication date: 1 September 1980

VIC STEEL and BRIAN HOWARD

These are the sort of comments which a programme leader in a Self Insight Assessment Centre comes to accept, but they are always exciting because it means that the main…

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These are the sort of comments which a programme leader in a Self Insight Assessment Centre comes to accept, but they are always exciting because it means that the main objective of the programme is being met. That is the identification of strengths and development needs against job related criteria in job related situations.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 12 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 May 1975

MIKE VAN OUDTSHOORN

In preparing my thoughts on this subject I have purposely fought shy of presenting a highly technical review of assessment centre validity studies. Such a paper has…

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In preparing my thoughts on this subject I have purposely fought shy of presenting a highly technical review of assessment centre validity studies. Such a paper has already been presented by my colleagues in the USA. Their report is substantial and covers the major research in this area. Much of what is included in this article has roots in their paper. My intention here is to highlight some of the problems related to validating in‐company assessment centre programmes, the most significant studies, weaknesses found in the method and care to be taken in judging the results achieved.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 7 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 December 1974

MIKE VAN OUDTSHOORN

In my first article for this journal I outlined what an assessment centre is, its history and how the method works. I shall not attempt to argue here the validity of the…

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In my first article for this journal I outlined what an assessment centre is, its history and how the method works. I shall not attempt to argue here the validity of the method nor to provide case studies of actual applications. Future articles will consider the relationship of assessment centres to psychological testing, validity and accuracy, and some case studies of unusual or unique applications.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 6 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 September 1995

Mike van Oudtshoorn and Laurie Thomas

Investigates “empowerment” and its relevance tomanagement and organizations. Discusses in detail the advantages anddisadvantages of empowerment and disempowerment…

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Investigates “empowerment” and its relevance to management and organizations. Discusses in detail the advantages and disadvantages of empowerment and disempowerment. Business organizations are set up so that no one is totally empowered nor totally disempowered. Shows various stages of empowered and disempowered people and cultures to enable further progress and concludes that clarifying, coaching and counselling individuals is the progressive way to go.

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Training for Quality, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4875

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Publication date: 1 May 1986

Robert Sheldon

If a large company is not to become a dinosaur it must foresee the need for change, not least in personnel practices, and must have staff to do this and help bring in new ways.

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If a large company is not to become a dinosaur it must foresee the need for change, not least in personnel practices, and must have staff to do this and help bring in new ways.

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Education + Training, vol. 28 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 1 January 1984

Graham Robinson

The use of self‐development activities as alternatives to traditional course‐based training and management development is discussed. The author describes one company's…

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The use of self‐development activities as alternatives to traditional course‐based training and management development is discussed. The author describes one company's experiment in support of self‐development, drawing on prior experiences with taskforces, project groups, MBO, assessment centres and mind mapping, to set up a self‐development workshop for a group of trainers and managers.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 February 1986

Nigel Povah

Assessment centres have been around for just over forty years now; however, their acceptance in industry, whilst increasing, is still rather sporadic. One reason for this…

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Assessment centres have been around for just over forty years now; however, their acceptance in industry, whilst increasing, is still rather sporadic. One reason for this is that the words “Assessment Centre” conjure up an image of mysticism. What is it? How does it work? etc. So, apart from the fact that many organisations are unwilling to commit the finance and resources to assessment centres, the other major obstacle is the scepticism and mistrust which surround the process, simply because it is misunderstood.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 18 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 September 1977

SAYS the handout from the Department of Industry: “The key role played by managers in improving British industry's economic performance was emphasised by Mr. Eric Varley…

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SAYS the handout from the Department of Industry: “The key role played by managers in improving British industry's economic performance was emphasised by Mr. Eric Varley, Secretary of State for Industry. He said that the publication of a discussion paper on industry, education and management underlined that industry in Britain today had many first class managers who made vital contributions to the economy.

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Work Study, vol. 26 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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