objective of the study is to establish the impact that MBO (Management by
Objectives) has on employee productivity.
is a Management tool where by the managers of an organization sit with their
subordinates to agree on the objectives or goals of the organization; set
targets, follow the targets, monitor and then evaluate the targets.
of today’s organization have been able to meet their goals because there is a
clear understanding of what the mission and vision of the organization is. Also,
there is a clear strategy which aligns with the mission of the organization.
was made popular by the Management guru, Peter Druker in his 1954 book titled
‘The Practice of Management’. It also became further popular in the 70s through
the 90s and is still popular.
study tries to establish the relationship between understanding the objectives
by employees/managers on one hand and employee productivity on the other hand. Vodafone
Ghana was taken as a case study. A total of 36 employees responded to the
questionnaires/interviews granted. Questionnaires and oral interviews were used
as sources of primary data.
overwhelming majority of the employees that responded agreed or even strongly
agreed that MBO has a positive impact on employee productivity.
company was privatized about a decade ago where the majority ownership was
taken by Vodafone.
after acquisition, Vodafone began to implement management tools that saw the
firm’s operational efficiency further increasing.
of such management tools implemented is the MBO, and which has worked for the
relationship between the managers and employee in objective setting was seen to
be crucial in the productivity of both the employees and the organization.
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