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Title
Fasttrack - the new realities
Creator
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
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, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.org
Description
This recording is a summary of “The New Realities”. A narrator gives the summary followed by an interview with Peter Drucker. This Fast Track mainly covers issues and trends that will impact business and society in the following decade. According to the book, the biggest change is going to be the shift to the knowledge worker. Knowledge workers know more in their specialty than their boss does, they have to be treated more like colleagues than subordinates. Leading a group of knowledge workers is compared to conducting an orchestra, and making sure the skills of each individual contribute and work well together as a whole. The future information based organization will likely be more like hospitals and universities with many specialists who direct their own performance. One can also fully expect upcoming entrepreneurial times will be notable for social innovations as well as technology and material products. For many specialists the only meaningful opportunities appear to be promotions into management positions. Compensation and reward structures, as well as social opinion are biased towards such positions. Drucker states in his interview that, “present emphasis on leadership is a very dangerous misdirection” and more value should be placed on teamwork.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/4926
Language
English
Subject
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Government agencies
Political science
Economics
Business
Technology
Knowledge workers
Knowledge and learning
Entrepreneurship
Inventions
Automation
General Motors Company
Books
Soviet Union
Power (Social sciences)
Education
Values
Information technology
Manufacturing industries
Manual workers
Social classes
Diagnosis
Research
Leadership
Japanese
Teams in the workplace
Organized abandonment
Source
MiniDisc: Fasttrack TNR July 1989; Box 89, minidiscs and floppies
Relation
Drucker Archives - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/dac

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