ERIC Number: ED104470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Management By Objectives: An Analysis of Recommendations for Implementation.
Carpenter, William B.; And Others
Because today's college administrators must find an acceptable balance between educational desirability, economic feasibility, political expediency, social relevancy, and philosophical defensibility, many have turned to Management by Objectives (MBO), which coordinates management activities with institutional goals. MBO is concerned with the identification of institutional goals, the definition of administrative staff role responsibilities, the establishment of the objectives or necessary conditions for achieving these role responsibilities and institutional goals, and the use of these objectives in operating a college and in measuring each administrator's effectiveness and efficiency. In order for MBO to conform to existing organizational structure and institutional philosophy, a hierarchical approach must be applied, in which objectives are arranged from very broad purpose statements to extremely specific procedural or process objectives. This report analyzes selected aspects of MBO, presents a scheme for implementing a management strategy based on MBO, provides a guide for writing acceptable objectives, and cites some cautions and issues which must be considered in its adoption. Although addressed to community colleges in particular, the concepts discussed here have applicability for higher education in general. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Center for the Study of Higher Education.