introduced Management by Objectives

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Peter Drucker introduced Management by Objectives (MBO) in 1954. MBO is now over 60 years old and some modern theorists argue that its use is no longer a best practice in today’s global technologically mediated workplace. For example, William Roth (2009) argues that MBO deteriorates creativity, teamwork, and the flexibility to react in changing business situations.

Post a 125- to 250-word position statement as to whether MBO continues to be a viable management practice. Be sure to include specific business examples that support your position. Peer responses should continue a dialogue with your classmates by contributing additional information and claims directly related to your peers’ points of view.

Roth, W. F. (2009, April 29). Is management by objectives obsolete? Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 28(4), 36–43.

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