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Management by Objectives and Self-Control​

Management by Objectives and Self-Control

Course Introduction


Theories of Management by Objectives (MBO) and Self-Control are two of the most significant contributions of Peter Drucker made to Management, and both theories have been widely applied all over the world.


This course teaches on the principles and concepts of the above theories, including setting objectives, design of goals, performance measurement, actualization of self-control and the spirit of performance.


It also discusses on the difficulties encountered as well as areas that needs attention when practicing management by objectives.

Teaching Method


Interactive teaching styles incorporating case studies and practical application of Drucker management theories.

Course Objectives


Using practical case-study examples and progressive teaching method to introduce the concepts of MBO and self-control to managers, so as to enhance their managerial skills.

Target Learners


Executive management or decision-makers of a company; or individuals with management experience.

Module Duration


2 Days (14 Hours)

Modules Outline




Learning Objectives

Unit 1
Basic Concepts of MBO    ​

Unit 2
Range and Design of Objective Setting 

Unit 3 
Performance Measurement and Self-Control    

  • Basic concepts of MBO

  • Principle of MBO

  • Purpose of MBO 

  • Motivating all departments within an organization thriving for the same goal, and attain better performance​

  • Setting the range for objectives

  • Principles of objective setting

  • Implementation of systemization and striking the balance

  • Driving all members of an organization thriving for the same goal

  • Setting different goals for different departments, let the resources interchange between departments and elevate the overall performance

  • Concepts of performance measurement and self-control 

  • Rules and principles of performance measurement

  • Understanding the relations between performance measurement and self-control

  • Techniques to measure overall performance

Unit 4 
The Implementation of MBO

  • Comparing MBO with other management methods

  • Practice of MBO  

  • Difficulties encountered with practice of MBO     

  • Understanding the problems encountered when practice MBO in real life 

  • Intensive case-studies

Unit 5 
Performance Measurement System

  • Studying the performance measurement systems used on MBO and self-control: Balanced Score-Card and KPI

  • Ways to integrate objectives, performance measurement and evaluation system into a powerful managerial tool

Unit 6
The Spirit of Performance

  • Essence of the spirit of performance

  • Corporate culture and the spirit of performance

  • The spirit of Performance reflects the real leadership and helps to attain the organization goal, and it is an important component of the corporate culture

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