Great Book on Management by Objectives
A great book I wrote to learn about Management by Objectives is "Performance Reviews, The Bad, The Ugly... The Alternative
Traditional employee performance reviews are mandated in most companies but they are universally disliked by employees and managers. The reasons are many but they center in their negative worth regarding value to the organization and to the employee. So, why do we continue with this practice? Is there a better alternative? This book proposes the use of an old but misunderstood technique which will solve most problems associated with traditional reviews and will provide a true evaluation of individual and team performance in organizations of any size and for all job levels. The proposed alternative is to discontinue the use of traditional performance reviews in favor of a system of management by objectives (MBO) and reviews by goals and objectives (RBGO). This method ensures fairness in performance judgment and value of the process. The organization, the managers and the employees will benefit from its use.