Setting Goals In Management By Objectives

Tosi, Henry L.; Rizzo, John R.; Carroll, Stephen J.
June 1970
California Management Review;Summer70, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p70
Academic Journal
The article discusses Management by Objectives (MBO), a management system which is used in complex organizations, is based on statements of purpose that direct the activities of organizations, organizational units, or individuals, and emphasizes change and future goals. Phases in implementing the MBO process include the development of goal statements, performance and personal objectives, procedures for participation in decision making, and action plans. Seven characteristics of MBO, means-end analysis in MBO, three sources of management problems, three areas for developing personal objectives, and ten points to consider in developing criteria for evaluation, appraisal, and feedback are mentioned.


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