My boss wants to use MBOs to manage me. I am fairly new to GTD methods and it seems like they can be complementary to the MBO-style system. However, I seem to consistently struggle with the MBO method of employee assessment/management. It feels like I spend a lot of time "working on the work and reporting/forecasting" instead of actually doing the work.
My question boils down to this: What is a great way to do employee management that is based on SMART (Specific, Measure-able, Attainable, Realistic and Time-based), outcome-based goals/tasks that is not an MBO? If MBO is it, how can I best use GTD methods to reduce the time spent managing the tasks (the meta-work if you will)?