ERIC Number: ED120964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Evaluation: A Win-Win Way Through MBO.
Mullen, David J.
The Georgia Principal, v12 n2 pp4-17 Win 1976
Management by Objectives (MBO) can assist schools in clarifying the purposes of education. This management technique entails measuring demonstrable results to determine whether predetermined goals and objectives have been met. Evaluation under MBO need not put participants on the defensive; it does not necessitate a negative approach like management evaluation systems of the win-lose variety. Instead, it enables the superordinate to evaluate the subordinate in positive terms because the subordinate had a part in setting goals and objectives for himself. Management by Objectives should be implemented in a school system from the top down in order to ensure that everyone is equally involved. Key results areas, or areas of functional responsibility, must be determined. Participants must decide who is responsible to whom (span of control). Once key results areas and the span of control have been set, objectives and goals are defined. This document includes a plan for the implementation of MBO, as well as specific examples of objectives and evaluation methods. (DS)
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