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Research Article  |   May 1987
Beyond the Job Description: Managing for Performance
Author Affiliations
  • Barbara A. Boyt Schell, MS, OTR/L, is Director of Occupational Therapy, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15238
  • Mary Lou Kieshauer, MS, OTR/L, is Supervisor of Occupational Therapy and Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh
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Research Article   |   May 1987
Beyond the Job Description: Managing for Performance
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1987, Vol. 41, 305-309. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.5.305
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1987, Vol. 41, 305-309. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.5.305
Abstract

Translation of individual effort into performance that effectively meets organizational goals is challenging. This article demonstrates a systematic approach that addresses both baseline performance and staff development by using personnel management concepts and relating them to existing resources available from the American Occupational Therapy Association. The systems approach described uses performance standards as a basis for staff recruitment, orientation, development, and appraisal. Also discussed are the applications to student clinical education.