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Making of the Objectives (Dr. M. Amr Sadik) Book review by Dina Marei

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Edited by: Mona Timor Shehata

Written by: Dina l. Marei

Published by: Amira Haytham

About the author:

Dr. Mohamed Amr Sadik: A veteran HR with more than 30 years in key HR positions with local, regional and international organizations, and one of the most prominent practitioners. Dr. Sadik has addressed several international HR conferences and received several international awards from UK, USA, KSA, and India.

About the Book:

Firstly, this book is as a tribute to the late father of modern management Peter F. Drucker for his work and contribution to management thoughts and ideas as well as the introduction of Management by Objectives program. Secondly, the book assists managers, executives, and management practitioners, to install a powerful management tool to their organizations and departments, as a complete program for peak performance and productivity.

This book came to satisfy the dire management of practitioners and others to demonstrate their strategic worth and the added value to the organization. It is meant to provide practical operating procedures for those who wish to introduce and develop the concept of Management by Objectives in their function or organization.

The examples and cases in this book are based to a great extent on 30 years of practical experience, training and teaching.

The most precious business quotes about MBO’s in the book:

  1. “Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for making of the future.”
  2. “One of the major reasons for the failure of MBO’s in many organizations is that those in charge fail to recognize the potential character of the implement process. The fail is not in the program but in its use. As with any technique, there is always the right and the wrong way to implement MBO’s program.”
  3. ” A plant must have the right soil and climate if it is to thrive”. Similarly MBO demands healthy atmosphere where its philosophy is understood and the techniques are properly applied.
  4. “The effective executive focuses on contribution. He looks up from his work and outward toward goals. He asks: “What can I contribute that will significantly affect the performance and the results of the institution I serve?””
  5. “Management by Objectives works if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”
  6. “Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.”
  7. MBO’s clearly has great potential for improving effectiveness. However, it must be very carefully implemented or things may well end up sour. The best way to implement the program is to start with yourself.
  8. It is difficult to get your employees to be convinced with a concept that they know little about particularly when they know right now is undesirable.
  9. There is no quicker way to kill a MBO program than to have someone write objectives for someone else and force them on people.
  10. We ought to evaluate the results that were achieved in comparison with what was agreed upon to achieve. Unfortunately people tend to evaluate people.
  11. “Execution is the missing link between aspiration and results…without execution the breakthrough thinking breaks down.”
  12. Once reports and procedures are missed, they cease to be tools and become malignant masters. There are three common misuses of reports and procedures. The first is the all too common belief that procedures are instruments of morality. The second misuse is to consider procedures a substitute for judgment. But the most common misuse of reports and procedures is as an instrument of control from above.
  13. “Organizations are no longer built on force. They are increasingly built on trust” Peter Drucker.
  14. Trust is a critical link to all good relationships, both personal and professional. Without trust in place, communication and teamwork will erode. The predicament of any organization is how to build trust in the workplace.
  15. “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
  16. MBO is not a fixed or rigid system. MBO has sufficient advantages that make it potentially much more effective than any other traditional management systems.
  17. Effective organizations make a concentrated, planned effort to ensure interconnected departments or functions of the organization are aligned strategies to achieve the mission and goals.
  18. To be effective means to do the right thing and to do it right-to be both in homogenous Achieving the budget only doesn’t make your organizational effective.
  19. Formulating SMART and challenging business objectives, that you are expecting to achieve and pursue over a period of time, in itself is not sufficient enough without identification of the associated factors that will contribute directly or indirectly on achieving it. Those associated factors are called Critical Success Factors CSF’s.
  20. The organization culture reflects on not only the organizational flowchart, but also on the fact that it really has the power to make things happen and how that power is used.
  21. “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.”
  22. The message behind Management by Objectives is jointly determining and achieving of objectives and being rewarded for those achievements. It is important to make fair and correct assessments of the achievements against the setting of measurable goals. Clear performance indicators are essential for a good Management by Objectives approach.
  23. Successful MBOs demands that the system is accepted and permeated in whole organization. This means that the whole organization, on all the levels of hierarchy must be involved in establishing the goals as well as be controlled by them, in order for the goals to truly affect the behavior of an employee.

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Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021 – where balance, resilience and authenticity break the Mental Health Stigma

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Written by: Cinzia Nitti

Globally, 2020 has been a year like no other. Coronavirus pandemic caused a massive business disruption; transformation has been key in supporting employees and catalyzing workplace changes. There was a rush to adapt and reinvent Business Models. Organizations had to rethink and reconsider how they deliver services and strengthen their Organizations through a forward-thinking Digital strategy. To be more agile and responsive in such uncertain times, we need to respond to challenges and adapt quickly to new scenarios by moving from rigid hierarchies to leaner and more flexible structures.

But what about Mental Health at Work, and why is it essential?

What’s the Office of the Future?

Within the Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021, HR Leaders tried to normalize the conversation about Mental Health by putting the topic first, enabling self-care and professional support, raising awareness, and building knowledge around its related issues. Nowadays, personal and work life are more intertwined than ever, so it becomes vital to create balance: the more employees feel free to talk about Mental Health, the more they can prevent struggle and breakout at the Workplace. HR leaders play a crucial role in making an IMPACT by pushing new solutions, promoting work-life balance, redesign workloads, and supporting their Teams.

In this general frame, Irada Aghamaliyeva (MENA Diversity, Inclusiveness & Wellbeing Leader at EY) affirmed: “Workplaces that are inclusive foster enhanced employee wellbeing; employees with high levels of wellbeing are more inclusive”. How can Organizations increase employees’ resilience and embed sustainable Leadership behaviors in the post-covid reality?

Dr. Irada Aghamaliyeva introduced the Mindfulness practice in the Workplace and highlighted its benefits on a large scale: improved wellbeing and resilience on a physical level; positive emotions, self-regulation, empathy and awareness of social dynamics; learning and innovation thanks to the implementation of flexible thinking, intuition and problem-solving processes. So breaking the stigma is possible, starting from personal wellbeing to sustain positive energy and fuel resilience.

About the Power of Empathetic and Authentic Leadership, Dr. Rima Ghose Chowdhury (EVP & Chief Human Resources Officers at Datamatics Global Services) stresses the importance of Leadership roles today. The virtual environment employees are working in, makes them more vulnerable due to a lack of balance between emotional and authenticity traits. Authenticity is the primary factor in effective leadership, regardless of the leadership style. Putting employees first as a strategic priority and hearing their voices to guide strategy; embracing agility to work more effectively in tumultuous time; including a multigenerational work-force: these are the key concepts within Dr. Rima’s motto “Empowering is to enable”. Through motivation and filling emotional support needs, the Empowering Teams Process leads to employees’ safety, esteem, and self-actualization. 

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. To know more about the FOW Future of Work Insights platform around the world, click here: https://fowinsights.com/

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The Wellbeing @ Work virtual Summit Middle East returns for its 5th annual event on 22-24 February 2021

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The summit provides an innovative and experiential virtual learning opportunity for our audience of CEOs, benefit and reward business leaders and senior HR professionals. The information and knowledge gained from attending this event allow the opportunity to make strategic wellbeing and mental health decisions within an organization, supporting our mission to create more flourishing and thriving workplaces. Never before has the mental health and wellbeing of your employees been so important. The Wellbeing @ Work Summit includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and fireside chats alongside unrivaled networking with leaders across the Middle East using our AI-enabled matchmaking platform. This is far more than a webinar! An engaging 3-day event providing you invaluable insight and tools to create thriving workplaces.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • An engaging AI-enabled matchmaking platform to make invaluable connections & host virtual meetings up to 2 weeks before the three-day festival
  • Learn how multinational organizations are creating workplaces where employees thrive in the new world
  • Campfire panel discussions informing workplace change & mental health solutions
  • Middle East-based employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • International experts bringing best-practice from across the globe
  • Invaluable networking with business leaders from across the Middle East

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. The design and implementation of a holistic wellbeing and mental health programme that delivers healthy outcomes and a more productive organization is paramount right now. 

In addition, the results of the extensive Middle East region-wide survey on wellbeing and mental fitness in organizations across the region made in partnership with Cognomie will be presented during the event.

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s trends and opportunities

Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

www.decodinghrevent.com

The world in 2020 has changed to a ‘new normality’ but what’s that ‘new normality’ everybody talks about? Is it here to stay? How is it affecting us in our daily lives in the different versions of ourselves? As a customer, an entrepreneur, a parent, a friend…a worker…

Our job is a key part of our lives and we are indeed living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organisational, talent and other HR challenges. It has become clear that few organisations are likely to revert to pre-pandemic practices even after a vaccine is found.

Decoding Future HR 2021 is bringing you the ideology of how today’s challenges are becoming tomorrow’s trends and opportunities resulting in HR excellence.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about the trends and best practices shaping future HR
  • Get valuable insights from expert speakers
  • Share ideas and research to help your organisation reach its goals
  • Understand what do employees want in ‘New Normal’
  • Develop new vision for HRBP and Centre of Expertise
  • Identify, integrate and understand stakeholders to create an intentional employee experience
  • Approaches and elements to leadership development.

Some of our confirmed speakers:

  • Tshepo Yvonne Mosadi , Human Resources Director, The HEINEKEN Company
  • Sarah Tabet, Global HR Director/ D&I Leader | Author for “Inclusion Starts with U”, Schneider Electric
  • Wadah Al Turki, Country Talent Manager KSA and Bahrain, IKEA
  • Lesha Chakraborti, Head of HR – EMEA, Travelex
  • Shaban Butt, Director HR & Administration, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sajjad Parmar, Head of Rewards – APAC, eBay
  • Katey Howard, VP, Talent Management AMESA, Pepsico
  • Chen Fong Tuan, HR & General Affairs Director, Samsung Electronics
  • Prerna Ajmera, Senior Director, HR Experiences and Solutions, Microsoft
  • Václav Koranda, Vice President Human Resources / Member of the Board of Directors, T-System
  • Amy MacGregor, VP Employee Experience, Global HR, Manulife
  • Adwait Kashalkar, People Analytics and Programme Management Leader, APAC, Mastercard

Click here to view all speakers: www.decodinghrevent.com/speakers

At Wisdom we remain positive that ‘normality’ will soon return and that we will be able to physically meet together once again as speakers, delegates and sponsors at our beautiful venues around the world. But meanwhile, life continues and we need to keep in touch and learn from each other. This 24-hour virtual event will be of great benefit and value to your businesses and its continued development during these challenging times. While this virtual event comes at a lesser cost, it provides for now a wider reach into an international audience, with flexibility of access to content as well as allowing you to have the same opportunity as at a face-to-face session for one-to-one business meetings. We look forward to welcoming you in January.

Date and time: 19-20 January 2021Where: Virtual engaging platform
  Further information and bookings: www.decodinghrevent.com        Contact:
marketing@wisdom.events   #WSDM_BI
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