Productivity, innovation and structure

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Title Productivity, innovation and structure
Author Jennings, Lois; Jones, Gregory; O'Brien, Linda Suzanne
Publication Title Australian Library and Information Association 1st Biennial Conference. Conference Proceedings. Volume I
Editor Tony Ralli
Year Published 1990
Place of publication Applecross, WA
Publisher Promaco Conventions
Abstract For at least ten years now, librarians have been faced with growth in client demand at the same time as a decline in funding levels. In order to cope and to maintain productivity, libraries have pursued a number of strategies including: the use of automation to achieve efficiency in the allocation of staff resources; participation in bibliographic and resource sharing networks; and the introduction of marketing and fee-based services to recover the costs of some services. These strategies all prevent libraries from falling behind but do not necessarily move libraries forward. The real challenge for library managers is how to improve productivity and release enough slack in the system to invest in planned innovation. What is 'productivity'? What is 'innovation'? How can a manager create purposeful, focused change? What are the strategic and organisation development issues involved in improving productivity and creating an innovating organisation? What types of organisation structure foster productivity and innovation? These are some of the issues raised and discussed by the paper based on the experience of the University of Canberra Library and the management theories about productivity, innovation, strategy and structure.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.alia.org.au/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 1990. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1863080058
Conference name Australian Library and Information Association 1st Biennial Conference
Location Perth, WA
Date From 1990-09-30
Date To 1990-10-05
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/35126
Date Accessioned 2010-11-18
Date Available 2010-11-25T05:41:36Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Information Services
Subject Organisational Planning and Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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