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ERIC Number: ED306628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Implementation and Effectiveness of Management by Objectives (MBO) in Texas State Government.
Williams, M. Lee; Whitcraft, Carol
A study reviewed the progress of the 1978 Management by Objectives (MBO) and other management effectiveness programs initiated in Texas state agencies, 10 years after implementation. Questionnaires were distributed to a 25% random sample of executives, middle managers, and first level supervisors across the 11 largest state agencies. Over 1,700 responses were analyzed, and results addressed issues concerning the successful implementation of MBO, communication factors, outcome factors (i.e. satisfaction, commitment, and productivity), development needs of managers, and demographics. Findings revealed that even though differences exist across agencies, the MBO program has received wide adoption at the managerial level and is producing positive results. In addition, results indicated that the best predictors of effectiveness in Texas state agencies were good communication with the immediate supervisor, good communication with individuals in the agency, clear job objectives, and good downward communication from top management. (Seven tables of data and 42 references are appended.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas