ERIC Number: ED123464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Management by Objectives: A Corrections Perspective.
McConkie, Mark L.
The handbook was designed as a guide to help correctional personnel obtain better results in their work by applying the principles of Management by Objectives (MBO). It describes methods of development and processes of implementation of MBO in the correctional setting. The first chapter defines management by objectives and illustrates that it can be applied in corrections and can contribute to increased administrative efficiency. The second chapter focuses on setting measurable objectives and enumerates some of the recurring roadblocks to successful MBO implementation. Chapter 3 explains 16 guidelines for writing objectives while procedures for evaluating and revising the objectives are discussed in chapter 4. Chapter 5 deals with objective setting in areas considered difficult to manage by objectives (public relations, educational programs, financial areas, and personnel departments). Implementation and assessment of an MBO program are described in chapters 6 and 7. The final chapter briefly discusses some frequent pitfalls encountered in MBO application. Appended are: checklists for applicability of MBO to non-profit organizations and for writing objectives in MBO, a diagram showing how to set objectives, and bibliographic references on overcoming resistance to change. A 14-item bibliography of MBO references concludes the handbook. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Guidelines, Guides, Management by Objectives, Management Development, Management Systems, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00352-4, $1.10)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Southeastern Correctional Management Training Council.