Turning the Objectives into Actions

Management by Objectives, SMART
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John Troughton
Sustainable Business Management, Australia

Turning the Objectives into Actions

Drucker rightly identified the need for strategy and objectives, but did not pursue how to turn the objectives into actions. We have.


Stefan Knauer, Germany

Do NOT plan Activities!

In my opinion this is exaclty the strong point for MBO, that you do NOT plan activities, but define responsabilities by defining objectives for your employees (and the management objectives in which those need to be embedded).
This means a cultural challenge - not to define the actions but the outcome of them!

John Troughton
Sustainable Business Management, Australia

Drucker concepts

Business has the social responsibility to
1 define the action
2 define the performance
3 allocate the responsibility
4 review performance
Individuals have a wish to succeed, imagination and initiative and have "freedom to act, but with responsibility" so
1 are free to carry out the action in any way they like
2 are responsibly for their actions
3 co-operatively review their actions.
So yes the management culture has changed for both the manager and the individual.

ahmed mahmoud ahmed abdo
ex-lecturer at the faculty of commerce Banha University, Egypt

MBO is a Very Wide Concept

Although I taught & trained junior managers and students on MBO, still I find it a very wide scope t... Sign up

Student (University), United Kingdom

Management By Objectives

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