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Disadvantages of Management by Exception

1. There is no generic way available by which one can differentiate important deviations from the unimportant ones.
2. Only an organization that has a perfect system of control will be able to employ the technique of MBE
3. It may lead to dispersal of authority that has its own limitations.

  Eric Schmitz
Consultant, Belgium

Forget About MBE

MBE (as MBO) seems to be a theoretical approach, far away of reality.
1. Exceptions cannot be defined clearly. We are still very much searching for an accurate business performance measurement system. Only when this is more or less OK, you can talk about exceptions.
2. People need always care and attention. People deserve respect and that means you have to spend time on them. Of course they need to be approached depending on their skills, experience... And can expect an individual approach.
3. A manager has to be driven by his hunger for understanding the processes. A process can be stable, highly variable... Or something in between. For all these cases, the manager should study why.
4. Life is unpredictable. Exceptions are not predictable. Sometimes exceptions are a sign for a weakness of the system; sometimes they are just a swing of the reality. No management can be based upon it.
No time should be spend on this.

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