P. Drucker and the new Challenge

P. Drucker and the new Challenge - Management Challenges...

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Management Challenges for the 21 st Century Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005 Chapter 1, New Paradigms for Management Basic assumptions Background of management as a discipline No answers yet, just raising questions Management is business management Idea evolved during the Great Depression Non-profit, government, other non-business areas did not want to be identified as part of “management” Term public administration was used There are differences between managing, “ a chain of retail stores, a Catholic diocese, an air base, a hospital, and a software company” Differences are in application – not principles Management is the specific and distinguishing organ of any and all organizations. There is one right organizational structure Idea of what the one right structure is continues to change There are some standard “principles” of structure that remain important Transparency Authority is related to responsibility Chain of Command Everyone has one boss Structure is necessary- must fit the task. There is one way to manage people It was Maslow that concluded with adequate discussion that McGregor’s Theory X and Y (and Drucker) were wrong Different people have to be managed differently Today’s knowledge workers are challenging the idea of superior “superiors” managing
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