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Title
Peter F. Drucker on the usefulness of audiocassettes in instruction
Creator
Peter F. Drucker
Contributor
Landis, Michael
Date Created and/or Issued
1990-01-27
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
Michael Landis begins the audiotape identifying himself as the producer of the New Realities audio series, and goes on to introduce Peter F. Drucker’s views on audiocassettes as a tool for instruction. Drucker begins by discussing three questions in mind, namely, how he could make the tapes mean something—how could the tapes be made to work actively rather than passively; how could they be used most effectively; and, if one starts listening to them, what they can expect to hear. The pursuit of effectiveness--both for one’s self and others--is a goal of people across industries, he notes, and one must begin with one’s self. What does it mean for relationships? In old organizations, Drucker notes, one did what they were told. In new organizations, it is up to the person to tell the organization what to do. Most young people today cannot rely on a lifetime with one organization--most workers will change organizations or even fields several times in one life. Above all, any kind of executive does their work through relationships with people. Therefore, one must learn how to relate themselves to people with totally different backgrounds and experiences. There are two ways to make the tapes most effective—taking notes and stopping the tapes to reflect and record after listening to one side, and putting a deadline on when to implement the teaching. Listeners should be action-focused. If action/implementation is postponed for more than a week, it will not get done. The audiotapes, furthermore, should be used as one’s own private tutor when alone. Finally, Drucker concludes that it is very difficult to perform a training session in which a two-way relationship is operating. The most important thing to remember in training is that it is not mechanical.
Type
sound
Format
mp3
Identifier
dac02544
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/8113
Language
English
Subject
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
New York University
Landis, Michael
Audiocassettes
Active learning
Effectiveness
Professional development
Professional relationships
Deadlines
Implementation
Tutors and tutoring
Training
Passive learning
Notetaking
Source
Original recording, January 27, 1990; Drucker Archives; Box 68
Relation
Drucker Archives - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/dac

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