Download Industrial Productivity: A Psychological Perspective by Michael M Gruneberg PDF

By Michael M Gruneberg

Show description

Read or Download Industrial Productivity: A Psychological Perspective PDF

Best industrial books

Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations

Advances in commercial and hard work kin (AILR) keeps to obtain top of the range submitted manuscripts and to submit the easiest between those, as decided by way of double blind nameless refereeing. quantity thirteen of AILR includes 8 papers dealing, respectively, with eu responses to excessive unemployment charges; the results of different sorts of staffing preparations; the adoption and use of different dispute answer techniques within the nonunion place of work; the results of organizational ombuds preparations for voice, clash solution and equity at paintings; development and maintaining labor-management partnerships; union and company strategies in Ontario, Canada organizing campaigns; the overdue twentieth century crusade for U.

Organizing Industrial Activities Across Borders (Routledge Studies in Business Organisation and Networks, 7)

The best way commercial actions are organised between companies is a primary theoretical problem. In perform, agencies have chanced on those concerns, known as make-or-buy concerns, tricky to examine. setting up business actions throughout enterprise obstacles succeeds in combining an research of the theoretical heritage to such matters with an in-depth case examine of the sensible outcomes and implications.

Progress in Nano-Electro-Optics III: Industrial Applications and Dynamics of the Nano-Optical System

This exact monograph sequence "Progress in Nano-Electro Optics" reports the result of complicated reports of electro-optics at the nanometric scale. This 3rd quantity covers the newest issues of theoretical and experimental curiosity together with classical and quantum optics, natural and inorganic fabric technology and know-how, floor technological know-how, spectroscopy, atom manipulation, photonics, and electronics.

Additional resources for Industrial Productivity: A Psychological Perspective

Example text

A number of studies have shown the positive effects of feedback on subsequent performance. Gibbs and Brown (1955) for example, found that their subjects, set a boring task but allowed to see the progress they were making, produced at a significantly higher rate than a group not given feedback on their performance and similar results were obtained by Hundal (1969) in a group of Indian workers. In a recent study by Runnion, Johnson, and McWhorter (1978) the introduction of feedback was responsible for reducing the turnaround time of trucks delivering to a textile company from sixty-seven to thirty-eight minutes, even though feedback was subsequently reduced.

Nor obviously, are goals likely to be accepted which are perceived of as beyond the skills or abilities of individuals (that is, where goals are unreasonable in themselves). Another factor which has been shown to affect whether or not an individual is likely to accept a hard goal is previous success on the task. Zander and Newcomb (1967), for example, note that groups which had previously been successful in attaining goals were more likely to regard new goals as more important and more reasonable than groups which have failed previously.

For any research establishment to function smoothly, efficient administration is also important, for example, so that involvement leading to higher productivity may not be measured by looking at the individual's quantitative output in terms of publication. In other words, before the question of the relationship between job involvement and productivity can be established, one must answer the question, involvement in what? The study of Goodman et ale reveals a number of difficulties in trying to relate job involvement to productivity.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 42 votes
 

Author: admin