ERIC Number: ED145086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-7
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Management by Objectives with Suggested Areas of Research.
Stevenson, William W.
Management by Objectives (MBO), a management system, is a vehicle to organize an agency or institution to enable it to more effectively carry out its plan. The system involves the following steps: (1) formulation of the mission statement (designation of the agency's basic purpose) and development and acceptance of the organization's long-range goals; (2) establishment of the organization's annual objectives (short measureable statements of results to be achieved which tell what is to be done and when); (3) determination of individual job functions and objectives; (4) operation of the system; and (5) performance review consisting of monthly reviews outlining problem areas, and face-to-face formal quarterly reviews of the extent to which organizational and individual objectives have been accomplished. (This paper identifies the research done on the MBO system and suggests sixteen areas for further research.) (EM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators Doctoral Student Seminar, American Vocational Association Convention (December 7, 1974)