Management by Objective and the New Officer Efficiency Report: A Valid Concept for the Army Reserve
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This study examines the Armys latest effort in executive appraisal in terms of applicability to reserve component officers. Conducted while a proposed revision of the Officer Evaluation System was being tested, the investigation focused on problems associated with duty-time limitations that might adversely affect the implementation of a system incorporating concepts related to management by objective--and which involves extensive on-going communication between rater and rated officer. Following a selected review of the literature dealing with executive appraisal, the question was explored in a series of individual and group interviews with 23 reserve component officers in the grades of captain through brigadier general. Additional input came from two recently retired senior officers who are now nembers of a university faculty in management science. The results were favorable from the standpoint of applicability moreover, indications were the system was recognized as having considerable merit and would be well recived.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations