AMERICAN NOTES: A Governor's Time

As government grows more complex, elected officials increasingly find that there are too few hours in each day to keep up with all of the demands. But just how do they spend their hours? An unusual time-and-motion study of the way Illinois Governor Richard B. Ogilvie spent 24 working days of one month (June 1971) was conducted by one of his administrative assistants, Ronald D. Michaelson, 30, who holds a Ph.D. in government. It shows, surprisingly, that the Governor spent more time selling himself and his programs to the public than in...

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