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Coaching and Performance on a Simulation Exercise

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Date Issued:
1975
Abstract/Description:
Florida Technological University College of Social Sciences Thesis; Selection of management personnel in industry is a difficult task, and one with important consequences. The job of the manager is composed of a multitude of skills and this tends to make evaluation or prediction of job performance more difficult (Odiorne and Miller. 1966). The consequences of poor selection decisions in management positions roay be costly for a company in increased turnover, reduced productivity or effectiveness, or in poor management decisions. One approach to the problem of management selection is the use of simulations of on-the-job situations. Exercises can be developed to provide a sample of typical work situations and candidates for selection can demonstrate the skills that they possess by attempting to deal with the problems presented by the simulated work situations. Simulations allow us to look at an individual's performance in a lifelike situation without placing the individual on the job and the resultant consequences for the company if the man fails to perform well. It is the purpose of this study to look at one type of simulation exercise, the in-basket technique (Frederiksen, 1962), and how performance on this type of exercise is affected if individuals. Prior to taking the exercise, are coached on its content by other individuals that have already completed the exercise.
Title: Coaching and Performance on a Simulation Exercise.
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Name(s): Michaels, Charles Edward, Author
Jaffee, Cabot L., Committee Chair
Social Sciences, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1975
Publisher: Florida Technological University
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Florida Technological University College of Social Sciences Thesis; Selection of management personnel in industry is a difficult task, and one with important consequences. The job of the manager is composed of a multitude of skills and this tends to make evaluation or prediction of job performance more difficult (Odiorne and Miller. 1966). The consequences of poor selection decisions in management positions roay be costly for a company in increased turnover, reduced productivity or effectiveness, or in poor management decisions. One approach to the problem of management selection is the use of simulations of on-the-job situations. Exercises can be developed to provide a sample of typical work situations and candidates for selection can demonstrate the skills that they possess by attempting to deal with the problems presented by the simulated work situations. Simulations allow us to look at an individual's performance in a lifelike situation without placing the individual on the job and the resultant consequences for the company if the man fails to perform well. It is the purpose of this study to look at one type of simulation exercise, the in-basket technique (Frederiksen, 1962), and how performance on this type of exercise is affected if individuals. Prior to taking the exercise, are coached on its content by other individuals that have already completed the exercise.
Identifier: CFR0003524 (IID), ucf:52994 (fedora)
Note(s): 1975-01-01
M.A.
Communication
Masters
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Electronically reproduced by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Subject(s): Industrial relations
Personnel management
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFR0003524
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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