What makes an excellent University department? LO23039

Eugene Taurman (ilx@execpc.com)
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 12:29:36 -0700

Replying to LO23011 --


I do not know what I said that makes you think I compare Universities to
automobiles. I did not mention automobiles. I do believe that attitude
which drives behavior is caused by management. That would be true for
professors just as it is for production or office workers. The system of
management is most likely at the root of the problem not the individual
professors. So look at the way you manage if you do not like attitude.
That is a complex process and very hard to do but it is the only way to
impact attitude.


[Host's Note: It was Steve who first raised the automobile comparison when
he wrote in LO22997...

>It occurs to me that in order to diagnose and fix a troubled automobile
>or a troubled university department one needs to know in general how
>automobiles and universities operate, but understanding a particular auto
>.or department can't be managed in advance, can't be accomplished without
>an encounter with a particular car or a particular department.



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