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Supervisory management selection and development.

Authors
Brown-GR; Temple-MG; Dreifke-WL; Knoebel-KY; Murphy-DE
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 8-88, 1987 Jan; :1-183
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10006103
Abstract
This report presents the results of a study examining the relationship between supervisor characteristics and performance in underground coal mines. The specific objectives of the research include: document tasks performed by first-line supervisors during a normal shift; explain why supervisors carry out their duties as they do; identify salient characteristics of effective first-line supervisors; and formulate criteria for selecting and developing candidate supervisors. To accomplish the study objectives, on-site observation and data collection was carried out at 13 underground mines in Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. One hundred thirty-eight first-line supervisors were observed during a full work-shift and discussions with the supervisors and the mine superintendent were held during the course of the visit. The observational data from the study provide a detailed description of what supervisors do during their shift. The report concludes with a discussion of the results of the study and recommendations concerning supervisor selection and development.
Keywords
Management analysis; Management methods; Personnel development; Personnel selection; Mines; Excavations; Safety factors; Industrial safety; Accident prevention; Employee relations; Leadership; Personality; Surveys; Industrial management; Supervisor productivity; Selection testing; Psychological testing; Mine productivity
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-208699
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
OFR 8-88; Contract-J0145025
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 8-88
State
IL; OH; PA
Performing Organization
Ketron, Inc.
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