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Peter F Drucker

Born 1909

Peter F Drucker is an internationally acclaimed management writer, consultant and lecturer. His management and organisation theories are based on over 60 years experience.

Drucker on Management

• Effective management is based on objective setting and results
• Scientific management is required
• “One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it”

Drucker on People

• Knowledge workers are assets
• High quality personnel management is required
• Educate and develop managers for future needs.

Drucker on Organisations

• Decentralisation is key to productivity and effectiveness.
• Aim for leaner organisations
• Successful decision making based on high quality information
• Focus on information not technology provider

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By Lyndsay Swinton
Owner, Management for the Rest of Us

Citation Information: Swinton, Lyndsay. "Peter F Drucker - Management consultant, writer and lecturer." December 2004. < >.

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