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Staff As Decision-Makers: The Merits Of Decentralized Decision-Making

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Title: Staff As Decision-Makers: The Merits Of Decentralized Decision-Making
Author(s): Marchant, Maurice P.
Subject(s): Library administration -- Decision making Leadership in libraries
Abstract: During the 1950s and 1960s, research teams across the country searched for differences that explained why some organizations were highly successful while others were only marginally successful, if at all. Several of them came to similar explanations involving managerial treatment and use of their subordinates. Major researchers were Rensis Likert, Douglas McGregor, Robert R. Blake (with Jane S. Mouton), and Chris Argyris. Even though the results are 30 to 40 years old, they are both relevant and critical to the most recent discussions of managerial style. While they differed in the expression of their theories, each claimed that using the talents and knowledge of subordinates and treating them with respect improved their productivity. One aspect of that superior pattern of behavior was to decentralize decision-making.
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Occasional Paper (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), no. 198-199: 29-36.
Series/Report: Occasional papers. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, no. 198/199Allerton Park Institute (35th : 1993)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/4012
ISSN: 0276-1769
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 1993 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-03-17
 

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