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Title
Speech by Peter F. Drucker on management in big organizations
Creator
Peter F. Drucker
Date Created and/or Issued
1967-07-16
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Drucker Archives
Rights Information
For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Speech given by Peter F. Drucker at the National General Agencies Management Workshop. Drucker discusses the emergence of large organizations, how they are interconnected, and the benefits and challenges posed by employing and managing different types of knowledge workers. Reflecting on developments in the twentieth century, Drucker expects that historians writing about this period are likely to see at the center of this century the emergence of large scale organization as the dominant feature of advanced society. Drucker proceeds to describe the changes in organization size since the beginning of the twentieth century, asserting that big organizations, once a rarity, are now the standard presence in the corporate and nonprofit world, such as in the case of the Y.M.C.A. Out of this preponderance of big organizations emerges a new role: the role of the executive. Drucker identifies several tasks that executives must see to, namely, keeping in mind that organizations exist for others, management of the organization, and effective management of the individual.
Type
text
Format
tiff
Identifier
dac02304
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/7276
Language
English
Subject
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
World War I
Standard Oil Trust
United States Supreme Court
YMCA
National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America
Source
Original document, July 16, 1967: Drucker Archives; Box 60, Folder 6; 7 pages
Relation
Drucker Archives - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/dac

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