It seems that most everyone these days is interested in, and demanding better and more effective management from the public sector. After serious deceptions at the highest level of government in the early 1970's, citizens are somewhat more demanding in the accountability of government institutions, and their representatives.

Public recreation managers are expeditiously seeking new administrative techniques and decision making models that will ultimately "get things done" while hopefully increasing respect for public management strategy and still enhance the humanistic elements of job (employee) satisfaction.

Management by objectives offers an opportunity to incorporate a systematic approach to organizational administration, increasing employee motivation, defining goals and offering a viable means for performance measurement.