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By O. W. Reynolds, John R. Baker, R Brown, G. Chandler, W. A. Davis

A Time to coach: An Account of expertise received through RTB, at its Spencer Works describes the educational of these to be hired in steelworks. This booklet describes the learning given earlier than complete construction began.

Organized into 3 components encompassing 14 chapters, this e-book starts off with an summary of the technical description of the plant. this article then examines the tools and describes the aim of business education. different chapters examine the diversities among mechanical engineering education and electric engineering education. This booklet discusses besides the managerial keep watch over structures working at Spencer Works, together with the keep watch over of prices, creation, manning, upkeep, and caliber. the ultimate bankruptcy offers an review of the educational conducted at Spencer Works and explains the trouble of forecasting effectively what the key education difficulties usually are in a undertaking of substantial size.

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E) Super­ visory experi­ ence (F) Company induc­ tion X - X — — — X X X X — X X (A) General induc­ tion (B) Depart­ mental technical training Group (a) X X Group (b) X X Group (c) X X shortened version modified version Group (d) X X Group (e) X X Supervisory teams (C) Staff College course * X X X X (G) Special experi­ ence at other works Λ as > neces­ sary J * Should take shortened version of Staff College course if they have not already taken Staff College course. 26 A TIME TO TRAIN (It will be noted that in order to cut training time to the minimum but, at the same time ensure adequate training, it may be necessary to appoint men from outside the Company without previous supervisory experience before appointing experienced foremen from inside the Company.

Some areas had more than one training officer assigned to them at various times. This division of duties was designed to fit the Spencer Works organization structure, where the plant was already divided into three sections—Administration, Production and Engineering. In IN THIS 32 THE ORGANIZATION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 33 addition, supervisory training was considered sufficiently important for one or two training officers to concentrate on that alone— there were over 400 foremen or their equivalents to be trained and it was accepted that the part to be played by the foremen in the new works was critical.

During the exercise the managers were seated in different rooms of two buildings of the Staff College in order to simulate normal communication problems. Each room was fitted with an internal telephone and all telephone messages were monitored and recorded for later analysis. This facility also enabled those conducting the exercise to exert "blow-by-blow" control. A works planning function was introduced to deal with long-term policy, matters requiring co-ordination on a broad basis or involving external authorities, and considerable recording procedures and consultation were required as in the normal operation of a plant.

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