ERIC Number: ED097773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Administrative Management by Objectives. Policy 2100.
East Allen County Schools, New Haven, IN.
Management-by-objectives (MBO) focuses attention on objectives stated as end accomplishments rather than the activities which bring about those accomplishments. MBO identifies eight major areas of management which become involved in the process: (1) planning, (2) performance appraisal, (3) individual motivation, (4) coordination, (5) control, (6) supervisory relationships, (7) individual development, and (8) a total system of management. The process is one in which the managers of an organization jointly identify common goals, define each individual's major areas of responsibility in terms of results expected, and use these measures as guides for operating the unit and assessing the contributions of each of its members. In other words, MBO serves as a systemwide process for determining organizational direction and evaluating results through the identification, clarification, and communication of mutually accepted and carefully defined goals and objectives through the school system. To assist all members of the educational community to ascertain the real mission of the East Allen County Schools in New Haven, Indiana, for the future, an ultimate goal and systemwide objectives were identified. The systemwide objectives are the major areas of growth and development of students which support the ultimate goal of the school system and the East Allen organizational structure is designed to direct the activities of the personnel and functions of the various programs toward a cooperative and coordinated effort to achieve the district's common objectives. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrators, Behavioral Objectives, Coordinators, Educational Objectives, Elementary Schools, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Merit Pay, Occupational Information, Performance Criteria, Principals, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Secondary Schools, Superintendents, Systems Approach, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Allen County Schools, New Haven, IN.