Is Management By Objectives Transferable to the Care Sector?

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Is Management By Objectives Transferable to the Care Sector?
Craig Watson, Member
I'm currently working in care as a team leader and I'm looking for a good way to manage staff. Any suggestions/experiences on whether or not MBO is transferable to this environment?

Management by Objectives and Care Sector
Bijl, Member
I am an MBO fan, so my short answer is 'yes, sure'. Any organization and hence any manager should aim to be effective first and efficient second. Read the works of Bill Reddin like "Output-Oriented Manager" or "Output-Oriented Organization". All of his books are out of print, which tells us a lot about the state of MBO today.
But through you can get hold of them. They give excellent and practical examples of how to become O-O or MBO. You then should be able to translate that to your own organization and setting.
At the moment I am writing a book on MBO (in Dutch alas for you), because I see a renaissance for MBO. So I am quite into the subject at the moment.
Good luck. And if I can be of assistance, do not hesitate to call upon me. Maybe you would be a good case study in my book ;-).

Yes But More Difficult
Jasper Mugambi, Member
While coming up with the smart objectives (as is required for MBO) you will find that measuring care or any other service for that matter more subjective than objective. Thus measurement of success or failure is not as clear cut as would be the case for a sales team for example. My advice: do not limit yourself to MBO as a management tool, try to look into TQM as well and put some emphasis on customer satisfaction.

MBO in the Care Sector
ahmed mahmoud ahmed abdo, Member
If I say yes, it will be within the limit of a teamwork mission. For example if a medical operation needs a medical team of individual different specialties operating similtaneously on the patient, MBO is of prime preference.

Management by Objective
Mark Josiah S. Pillejera, Member
Definitely. MBO can be applied to any business or organization that has a goal or specific objective.

Using MBO in the Care Sector
Isaac E. Kruger, Member
As long as there is a task, there is an objective/goal. So indeed, the MBO model can be successfully applied.


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