Abstracts: May 15th, 2000

Watad M, Ospina SPublic Personnel Management, (USA), Summer 1999 Vol 28 No 2

Start page: 185. No of pages: 12

Sets out the benefits of designing management development programmes that can be attended by employees from all levels and functions, arguing that this approach provides a strategic advantage for the organization because it supports horizontal and vertical integration. Sees this as being particularly appropriate to organizations which have highly differentiated and complex structures such as hospitals. Illustrates this with a case study of a management training programme run in a large urban US hospital. Describes the planning and implementation of the training programme. Outlines how it laid the groundwork for effective vertical and horizontal integration as employees from different levels and functions learned to work together on problems and issues. Discusses the value of using training in this way.

Subject(s): MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN RESOURCEMANAGEMENT, HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, VERTICAL INTEGRATION, FUNCTIONAL SPECIALIZATION, HOSPITALS, HEALTH CARE, USA

Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts HRMA: Human Resource Management Abstracts PS: Public Sector Management

Style: Case study, Theoretical with application in practice

ISSN: 0091-0260. Reference: 28AT271

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