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An Analysis of the Process of Management by Objectives Adapted to an Army Battalion
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This thesis provides an analysis of Management by Objectives and its probable application as a management technique in an Army active duty battalion in a peacetime environment. The study reviews the need for a more systematic, and yet people centered, approach to management of Army units in view of changes that have taken place in recent years. Research encompasses the basis for Management by Objectives and its successes and failures in business, education, government and other military environments. This effort has been designed to examine problems related to implementation that may assist in Management by Objectives application in the Army. Based upon this research and the authors personal experience, a proposed system for use in the Army battalion is presented. The overall objective of this project is to provide future battalion commanders a guide to Assist in their decision to implement or not implement Management by Objectives. Propose a system for application of Management by Objectives in an Army active duty battalion. This study concludes that Management by Objectives is an effective method of combining the experience of proven techniques from business and industry with developments in the behavioral sciences in a management process that maximizes the attributes of both.
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