ERIC Number: ED143788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Management by Objectives: A Tool for Accountability.
Hopkins, Charles O.
Many management styles in business and education today are not efficient, however the system of Management By Objectives (MBO) is proving to be successful. An MBO system basically has three parts: plan, implement, and review. In the planning stage the organization's purpose is defined, a mission statement developed, goals set, and objectives written. Criteria for planning objectives include (1) specifically stating what is to be accomplished and by when; (2) listing the result(s) to be accomplished; (3) stating the expected result and activity in measurable terms; (4) complementing or supporting other departmental and organizational goals and objectives; (5) being realistic in terms of available resources; (6) being realistic, but providing challenge and growth; and (7) identifying "must" and "want" objectives and weighing them accordingly. Implementation is accomplished through delegation of tasks and motivation of employees. The last phase consists of a monitoring system of monthly evaluations and a final operational and performance review. MBO provides an organization with a self-directed and dependable function evaluated on accomplishments. (BL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater.