Don Sheelan - Management By Objectives

Management by Objectives
(MBO) is a process of agreeing upon objectives within an organization so that management and employees agree to the objectives and understand what they are.

The term "management by objectives" was first popularized by Peter Drucker in his 1954 book 'The Practice of Management'.

MBO is often achieved using set targets. MBO introduced the SMART criteria: Objectives for MBO must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Specific).[2] In some sectors (Healthcare, Finance etc) many add ER to make SMARTER. Where the E=Extendable R=Recorded ).[3]

Several managers have employed this management technique and have applied it to their company. These managers include Mukesh Ambani, Don Sheelen and Steve Jobs.

Donald Sheelen ensures that every member of his staff are aware of his methods, and that each of them knows their specific task. Just as Steve Jobs has done with the continual invention of Apple computers, Donald Sheelan has done with vacuums.

Manchester United

The noisy neighbors as they are all too often referred to as, are coming. They are coming in huge plush stagecoaches decked out with gold financed from the middle east, yet in the red corner of Manchester very little has changed in the last twenty years. There is no billionaire pumping money into the club, buying every trophy available, the success that surrounds Manchester United has been built from the ground up with the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson. If this season ends up being United's 20th league title; it will be Ferguson's finest achievement to date. The squad doesn't come close to the team of 1999 or even 2008 and yet as always, they sit at the top of the league table when others with much more wares to show in the shop window stumble at various hurdles up and down the United Kingdom.

The early champions league exit hurt the club without a doubt, but inversely it has galvanized the team. The Europa league will allow the team to experiment; putting some youth out against sides such as Ajax of Amsterdam, experience they would have had to wait for had the club made the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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