Management Analysis in Public Organizations: History, Concepts, and Techniques

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Afzal Mohammad. "Management Analysis; An Emerging Staff Function." Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., June 1962. In October 1960, the Office of the Chief of Engineers directed certain employees to undertake the following tasks during the forthcoming fiscal year of 1961: 1.Devise ways and means to get more effective contractor participation in accident prevention on construction contracts. Prepare detailed outline of procedures to be followed. 2.Make sampling evaluation of supervisors and employees to determine awareness of and effectiveness in carrying out personnel management responsibilities. 3.Develop check lists for budgeting data preparation and review. 4.Prepare a comprehensive report of the problem of assignment of supply contracts, and recommend possible improvements. 5.Study feasibility and practicability of applying work simplification to clerical employees. 6.Study practicability and economic justification of microfilming field note books for record purposes. It is significant that the employees concerned were not part of the line organization of the Corps of Engineers, but were members of a distinct staff group specializing in studying, analyzing, and suggesting ways and means to improve management in their corps. Nor were the above problems all; they constituted only some six out of 99 similar tasks assigned to the same staff personnel.

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