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The organization of the future (The Drucker Foundation)

  • The organization of the future (The Drucker Foundation)
    • About the Drucker Foundation
    • Preface
    • Special Thanks to the Publication Team
    • Introduction: Toward New Organizations by Peter F. Drucker
    • Shaping Tomorrow's Organizations
      • Preparing for Organizational Change — James A. Champy
      • How Generational Shifts Will Transform Organizational Life — Jay A. Conger
      • The Soul of the New Organization — Michael Hammer
      • The "Big" Organization of the Future — Ric Duques, Paul Gaske
      • Will the Organization of the Future Make the Mistakes of the Past? — Jeffrey Pfeffer
      • Designing for Implementability — Orit Gadiesh, Scott Olivet New Competencies for a New World — lain Somerville, John Edwin Mroz
    • New Models for Working and Organizing
      • The Circular Organization — Frances Hesselbein
      • The Reconfigurable Organization — Jay R. Galbraith
      • The Organization's New Clothes — Ron Ashkenas
      • The Mondragon Model: A New Pathway for the Twenty-First Century — Joel A. Barker
      • The Future Organization: A Chameleon in All Its Glory — Doug Miller
      • Creating a Leadership Organization with a Learning Mission — Glenn R. Jones
    • Organizing for Strategic Advantage
      • Restoring People to the Heart of the Organization of the Future — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
      • Competitiveness and Civic Character — Philip Kotler
      • The Work of New Age Managers in the Emerging Competitive Landscape — C. K. Prahalad
      • Organizing for Endless Winning — Martin E. Hanaka, Bill Hawkins
      • Creating Sustainable Learning Communities for the Twenty-First Century — Stephanie Pace Marshall
      • Organizing Around Capabilities — Dave Ulrich
    • Working and Organizing in a Wired World
      • Human Capital in the Digital Economy — Anthony F. Smith, Tim Kelly
      • Shock Waves from the Communications Revolution — Edward D. Miller
      • Self-Esteem in the information Age — Nathaniel Branden
      • The Seven R's of Self-Esteem — Deepak Sethi
      • Future Present — Frederick G. Harmon
    • Leading People in the Organization of the Future
      • Passing the Baton: Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders — James G. Brocksmith Jr.
      • Retaining Your Top Performers — Marshall Goldsmith Situational Leadership in the Multicultural Organization — Paul Hersey, Dewey E. Johnson
      • Emotions, Tempo, and Timing in Managing People — Pierre J. Everaert
      • Leading Across Cultures: Five Vital Capabilities — John Alexander, Meena S. Wilson
      • Cultivating Inner Resources for Leadership — Diana Chapman Walsh
      • Learning to Lead — Robert H. Rosen
    • New Definitions of Organizational Health
      • Employee Work-Life Balance: The Competitive Advantage — Lewis E. Platt
      • The Healthy Organization: A Profile Richard Beckhard
      • Diversity and Organizations of the Future — R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.
      • Producing Social Results — Greg Parston
      • The Voluntary Health Organization of the Future — John R. Seffrin
      • Building a Healthy Company For the Long Term — A.W. Dahlberg, David W. Connell, Jennifer Landrum
      • The Next Challenge — Chris Argyris
    • The Last Word
      • Unimagined Futures — Charles Handy


“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker

The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure

Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




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working something out in time (1915, 1940, 1970 … 2040 … the outer limit of your concern)nobody is going to do it for you.

It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then figure out a coping plan for what you’ve rejected.

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