Classic Management

Setting Objectives

Management by Objectives (MBO)

Areas of Applications and Examples

Peter Drucker, MBO, Management by Objectives

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"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work." ~ Peter Drucker, the author of MBO



Case Studies Canon Production System (CPS)

The Canon Production System (CPS) includes:

>> Management by objectives at all levels of the hierarchy... More

Case Studies Deming's 14 Point's Plan for TQM

Point 12: Remove the barriers that rob hourly workers, and people in management, of their right to pride of workmanship. This implies, abolition of the annual merit rating (appraisal of performance) and of management by objectives... More

Management by Objectives (MBO)

6 MBO Stages    3 Basic Parts    Individual Responsibility    Set Objectives

Start with Yourself  >> Increase Performance   7 Self-Management Questions

Balance Between Management and Employee Empowerment

Managing for Results  >>  8 Perceptions

Where to Use MBO

The MBO style is appropriate for knowledge-based enterprises when your staff is competent. It is appropriate in situations where you wish to build employees' management and self-leadership skills and tap their entrepreneurial creativity, tacit knowledge and initiative.

Management by Objectives (MBO) is also used by chief executives Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book of multinational corporations (MNCs) for their country managers abroad.

Results-based Leadership

Case Studies MBO in Action at Intel

A Manager's Guide at Intel provides the following directions.

  • Start with a few well-chosen overriding objectives.

  • Set your subordinates objectives that fit in with your overriding objectives.

  • Allow your subordinates to set their own key results to enable them to meet their objectives.




Peter Drucker advice

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker

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