Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1981

Assessing Managerial Talent at AT&T (A)

by Michael Beer

Abstract

Provides background on the assessment center used by AT&T to assess managerial potential for upper middle management. Contains assessment reports for two candidates. Raises questions about manpower training and development. Students may be asked which of the candidates has managerial potential and why, and what specific development plans can be suggested.

Keywords: Managerial Roles; Performance Evaluation; Management Teams; Executive Education; Management Skills;

Citation:

Beer, Michael. "Assessing Managerial Talent at AT&T (A)." Harvard Business School Case 482-035, November 1981.