Management by Objectives One of the Keys to Successful Command
Instructors Ping-Li Yen & Ray O. Shackelford
The Incident Command System
In designing the incident command system, basic management principles were part of the system. For example, unity of command- meaning that everyone on the incident has only one supervisor. Span of control- the recommended number of people reporting to a supervisor is 5-7 with 5 being preferred. Management by objectives- this lecture explores this management concept in detail
Managing by Objectives Defined
Is a strategy of planning and getting results in the direction that management wishes and needs to take while meeting the goals and satisfaction of its participants OR It is a blending of individual plans and needs of managers toward a largescale accomplishment within a specific period of time
Four Operating Principles of M.B.O.
1) Unity of managerial action is more likely to occur when there is pursuit of a common objective- In the incident command system the incident commander sets the goals and objectives to be accomplished. 2)The greater the focus on results one wants to achieve the greater the likelihood of achieving them- In the incident command system, we ensure focus as the objectives are reviewed every 12 hours as we develop the new action plan.
Four Operating Principles of M.B.O. (Cont.)
3) The greater the participation in setting meaningful work with an accountability for a result, the greater the motivation for completing it. Every objective is directly connected with a person who is responsible 4) Progress can only be measured in terms of what one is trying to make progress towardsThe work objectives developed on the 204 form are the expectations of work to be accomplished.
M.B.O. Creates a Management System
System defined “as an organized combination of things or parts forming a complex or unity whole” Every system has a purpose, a composition and a framework for fitting its parts...