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Nurul Sakinah MOHD FAUZI ENGM 2440 – 05 Journal #2 In Chapter 14, Drucker emphasized on the focus of contributions to be an effective person. This type of person stresses on responsibility rather than efforts, and questions what he can do to contribute to the end goal of his organisation.  A person who focuses too much on effort is ineffective because they only do what they are told by the upper hierarchy. For instance, it takes more than one professional to construct a building. The architect, engineers, and construction workers all have to apply their knowledge and skills for this purpose. As a student, I realized that I should focus more on the applications of what I have learned and how I could apply them so that I could contribute to the organization I am in, instead of just focusing on doing well in my examinations. Drucker also stated that knowledge workers play big roles in capitalizing themselves and their knowledge. According to  University Affairs,  those who want to contribute knowledge must avoid getting tied up in what they’re aiming for in the moment and focus more on the big picture, which is their contributions. Knowledge workers should make themselves and their work understood by others so the knowledge is transmitted through learning, not dogmatism.  An executive who considers himself a contributor must be concerned of the benefits of his knowledge to his subordinates and the organization as a whole, instead of expecting to be understood. In group activities, I should be able to explain my work and the knowledge that I contribute to get an assignment done to the people in my group so that everyone could understand what is going on to work on producing the best outcome.   In his book, Drucker claimed that the most common cause of failure is the inability or unwillingness to change with the demands of a new positions. In this fast-paced modern world, we cannot choose to stick to the conventional ways to keep up with the change that is happening around us. For example, today’s cellphones have evolved from being bulky with QWERTY keypad to being slimmer, lighter and touch-screen. Telecommunication companies compete with each other to produce more advanced and sophisticated phones every day. However, Nokia Corporation which was once the biggest telecommunication company in the world failed to survive as they could not keep up with this change.
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