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What Is Management by Objectives (MBO)? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

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What does MBO stand for?

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1. What's the core concept behind management by objectives?

2. What's a good metaphor for the interaction of personal work goals and organizational goals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is MBO, and what is the core concept behind this technique? These are the main questions you'll be addressing in this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll also need to know about other features of MBO, such as organizational planning versus personal planning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The philosophy behind MBO
  • Goal setting in MBO
  • Strengths and weaknesses associated with this concept

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related MBO lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of MBO in different contexts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding MBO

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, review the accompanying lesson, 'What is Management by Objectives (MBO)? Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages.' The lesson highlights the following objectives:

  • Describe the key theory behind MBO
  • Learn about the history of MBO
  • Understand the relationship between personal goals and organizational goals in MBO
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of the planning process
  • Discover examples of MBO principles in practice
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