ERIC Number: ED134271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Management by Objectives. Advanced Institutional Development Program (AIDP) Two-year College Consortium, Vol. II, No. 4.
Harvey, L. James
This document explains and clarifies the management by objectives (MBO) concept in order to give institutions in the Advanced Institutional Development Program (AIDP) help in understanding and using the concept. MBO is defined as an administrative system whereby an administrator and his subordinates identify areas of responsibility in which a person will work, set standards for performance in quantifiable terms and measure the results against these standards within a specific time frame, all within the context of the mission, goals, and objectives of the organization. Subsequent sections of this publication discuss the advantages and disadvantages of MBO; implementation of MBO in the college/university setting; alternative MBO models; reasons why MBO may fail in the educational setting; procedures for establishing institutional mission, goals, and objectives; and procedures for establishing individual objectives within the institution. Definitions, flow charts, and examples are included throughout. It is noted that MBO may take many shapes and forms that may be modified to meet the specific needs of individual institutions if the president and staff are willing to make the adjustments necessary for a management system to succeed. An extensive MBO bibliography is included. (JDS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: McManis Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.