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Title
Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-09-18
Creator
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Date Created and/or Issued
1954-09-18
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Drucker Archives
Rights Information
Courtesy of the Nova Southeastern University Archives, http://www.nova.edu/library/dl/. All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Peter Drucker wrote this letter to Mel Hurni to discuss more possible solutions to the problems discussed in a meeting the previous week. The conclusions he lists include constantly working to improve the competence of the workers involved, compromising and rationing the time and effort of the small stuff on the many projects, and creating monthly seminars for employees in all departments. Drucker also stresses the importance of developing O.R. (operations research) into O.R. & S. (operations research and synthesis) and clearly explaining the difference between them to the people in the field. This letter contains handwritten notes in the margins and Drucker's full original signature.
Type
text
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
dac01583
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/3876
Language
English
Subject
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Letters
Operations research
General Electric Company
Decision making
Management
Consultants
Manufacturing processes
Hurni, Melvin L
Operations Research and Synthesis
Source
Original letter: Letter from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, September 18, 1954; Courtesy of the Nova Southeastern University Archives; Box 38; Folder 4 Hurni, M. Correspondence 1954-1959; 11 pages
Relation
Drucker Archives - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/dac

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