A guide to strengthening workforce decision making, this book provides managers with the analytical tools, insights, and planning strategies designed to build a sophisticated, highly trained workforce. Eugene B. McGregor provides an analytical approach to the fundamental strategic and tactical decisions that managers must make - regarding organization design, compensation plans, production technologies and budgeting - in order to meet their organizations' strategic goals. The book examines the crucial link between organizational success and managing human knowledge, skills, and abilities. It shows how to gather and consolidate information about workforce needs and abilities, and apply it to strategic decision making about productivity goals and projected job requirements. McGregor demonstrates how to develop precise occupational classification systems that accurately describe employee duties , functions, and skills - and suggests how managers can use these systems to set goals, assess job requirements, and implement human resource strategies that meet organizational needs.