ERIC Number: ED125126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
A Team Approach to Management by Objectives with Special Emphasis on Managerial Self-Evaluation.
Alvir, Howard P.
This kit contains everything needed to explain, criticize and plan, simulate, and evaluate a management by objectives (MBO) program. The kit has been field tested in state agencies, schools, businesses, and volunteer organizations. Rather than present only the strengths of MBO, this program defines MBO, presents its strong points in discussing the six imperatives of MBO (diagnose problems, specify objectives, analyze constraints, select viable alternative solutions, evaluate measurable outcomes, and implement appropriate strategy), presents samples of both good and bad objectives, and explains why MBO fails (the MBO plan does not support the institution's or department's critical activities, the MBO plan is unrealistic, the MBO planner does not have the proper authority, the MBO plan lacks support from top management, the MBO plan lacks user support, and the MBO plan is on too large scale for a first step). Also included are an MBO agenda for participants to use in analyzing the pros and cons of MBO and evaluation instruments. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Management by Objectives, Objectives, Questionnaires, Simulation
Loan copies are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Dr. Howard P. Alvir, 27 Norwood Street, Albany, New York 12203
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document