- MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES: A CONSULTANT'S VIEWPOINT. Mahler, Walter R. // Training & Development Journal;Apr72, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p16
Discusses the benefits, problems and practice of management by objectives (MBO). Mechanics and dynamics of MBO; Importance of organization-wide acceptance to the MBO idea to gain successful result; Goal-setting in MBO.
- Without Control, MBO Is a Waste of Time. Morrisey, George L. // Management Review;Feb75, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p11
Explores the importance of control function to the management by objective system. Objective of management controlling; Three parts of the control function; Potential variances or deviation that will require some sort of overt corrective action; Steps in the control process; Key questions when...
- Remedial MBO. Kelly, Charles M. // Business Horizons;Sep/Oct83, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p62
In the broadest sense, every good manager manages by objectives. But when management tries to correct organizational problems with a formal MBO system, substance usually gives way to form and the organization becomes political and mechanical. To correct situations already made worse by MBO,...
- 20 Ways to Kill Management by Objectives. McConkey, Dale D. // Management Review;Oct72, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p4
Discusses factors contributing to the failure of management by objectives (MBO) programs. Inclusion of the elimination of the effort required for dialogues between superiors and subordinates; Failure to include staff managers in the MBO program; Delegation of executive direction; Amount of time...
- Resolutions are out, goals are in. Babin, Holly // Business NH Magazine;Feb95, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p7
Discusses the benefits of setting goals and objectives for business. Focusing on a company's mission; Setting goals for the key result areas in one's company; Setting personal goals.
- A TOOL FOR CORPORATE PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS. Wartick, Steven L. // Business Forum;Winter86, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p13
Offers a tool corporate managers can use to determine the goals and directions of specific public policies. Inclusive/exclusive distinction in policy; Analysis of objectives using the distinction.
- WHAT MBO REALLY IS: Results require a complete program. Reif, William E.; Bassford, Gerald // Business Horizons;Jun73, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p23
Management by objectives (MBO) is commonly described too narrowly; firms that report unsuccessful experiences have been practicing a limited program. To clear up the confusion that beclouds MBO, the authors first describe the concept and its emphasis on results (the achievement of objectives)...
- MBO--TWENTY YEARS LATER, WHERE DO WE STAND? McConkey, Dale D. // Business Horizons;Aug73, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p25
Although the management system known as management by objectives, or MBO, has existed for only twenty years, any significant validation of its effectiveness has yet to be done. Serving as a preliminary evaluation for MBO, this article traces the important steps in the development of the system...
- How to Introduce Changes in Management Practices: Lessons from Europe. Brightford, Eric B. // Management Review;Jun75, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p12
Suggests ways to introduce changes in management practices in companies in Europe. Factors causing confusion on the change techniques; Analysis of company and social history; Managerial prerequisites of management by objective; Integrated approach to change in both the management process and...