A Functioning Society: Selections from Sixty-Five Years of Writing on Community, Society, and Polity
Peter Drucker is best known, especially in the United States, as a writer on management, but, in fact, management was neither his first nor has it been his foremost concern.
From the time of his intellectual apprenticeship to the present, Drucker’s primary subject has been community, in which the individual has status, and society in which the individual has function.
The selections brought together in A Functioning Society are drawn both from his books and previously uncollected writings.
Peter Drucker: Conceptual Resources
“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.” …
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