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Article for the Wall Street Journal by Peter F. Drucker on the shifting nature of employment, for both employees and organizations. Employees are becoming more part-time oriented and working for multiple companies, while organizations are continuing to move toward outsourcing support divisions while forming alliances with other corporations for future business growth. According to Drucker, this trend is occurring because no one company has the financial means, or is willing to take the financial risk, to venture out alone. Such a trend has contributed to what Drucker labels a new "network society."