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ERIC Number: ED150678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 16
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Management By Objectives.
Krahl, George R.
In order to affect accountability within individual school districts, there needed to be some system that would give direction and precedent to those responsible. A ready-made system that had a foothold in private industry was management by objectives (MBO). Rather than being a new principle of management, MBO simply has a different emphasis. It concentrates on objectives to reach specific desired results. Decisions regarding activities and uses of resources are left more to those responsible for meeting the goals. Many subtle differences have crept into the operation of the system. Regardless of these differences, basic to every system are the setting of goals or objectives and the conducting of an evaluation. Maintenance, development, and personal realms are appropriate areas for setting objectives. Evaluation may be of subordinates, superiors, or self. A system of appraisal should involve all three approaches. There have been problems in adapting MBO to education and in implementing it. How successful it will be in the long run depends on the way it is implemented. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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