Scope and Content

Time diaries, correspondence and analysis of data:

  • 1. Senior accountants / large companies: analysis of 12 managers' timediaries and correspondence.
  • 2. St. Anthony's Residential Course attendees: analysis of 6 managers' timediaries and correspondence.
  • 3. Beechams Area Sales Managers: analysis of 11 managers' time diaries
  • 4. Central Electricity Generating Board: analysis of 14 managers' timediaries.
  • 5. Company Secretaries / office managers: anaysis of 5 managers' timediaries.
  • 6. General management, companies under 1,000 employees: analysis of 15managers' time diaries and correspondence
  • 7. Hoover Ltd: Analysis of 7 managers' time diaries and correspondence.
  • 8. ICI Agricultural Division: analysis of 13 managers' time diaries andcorrespondence.
  • 9. International Computers and Tabulators Ltd: Analysis of 12 mangers' timediaries and correspondence.
  • 10. J. Lyons and Co: analysis of 3 managers' time diaries andcorrespondence.
  • 11. Marketing Managers: analysis of 5 managers' time diaries andcorrespondence.
  • 12. Metal Box senior managers: analysis of 5 managers' time diaries andcorrespondence.
  • 13. Miscellaneous engineering managers: analysis of 11 managers' time diariesand correspondence.
  • 14. Reed Paper Group: analysis of 6 managers' time diaries andcorrespondence.
  • 15. Sales managers: analysis of 29 managers' time diaries andcorrespondence.
  • 16. Works managers: analysis of 31 managers' time diaries andcorrespondence.
  • 17. HMSO Office Machinery Repair Manager: analysis of managers' time diaryand correspondence.
  • 18. Analysis of data sorted by type of manager.
  • 19. Hand-written statistical tables.
  • 20. Miscellaneous statistical tables.

Administrative / Biographical History

The research project 'Managers and their Jobs', which was funded by theNuffield Foundation, was conducted in the mid 1960's and explored thesimilarities and differences in the ways in which managers spent their timeat work.

160 managers in different fields of business were asked to keep a four weekdiary detailing the spread of their day-to-day work activities. The researchfollowed up the diaries with correspondence with the managers comparing theactivities of others and seeking explanations for time patterns that weredistinctive or unclear.


The papers are arranged in 20 files.

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Rosemary Stewart viaQualidata

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