People and Performance: The Best of Peter Drucker on Management

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What is management? What is a manager? How is a business organized, and how can managers use people's strengths more effectively? What is the relationship between management today and the society and culture it seeks to direct? These and many more questions are discussed in Peter Drucker's classic survey of management thought and practice.

People and Performance is the ideal volume for those who want the essence of Drucker's thinking, but with...
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Overview

What is management? What is a manager? How is a business organized, and how can managers use people's strengths more effectively? What is the relationship between management today and the society and culture it seeks to direct? These and many more questions are discussed in Peter Drucker's classic survey of management thought and practice.

People and Performance is the ideal volume for those who want the essence of Drucker's thinking, but with limited time at their disposal. It spans all the main dimensions of management and its themes are based on Drucker's direct experience as an adviser to businesses, government departments, public institutions, and as a widely sought lecturer.

Presents the essence of Drucker's thinking
Written by one of the world's leading management thinkers

What is management? What is a manager? How is a business organized, and how can managers use people's strengths more effectively? What is the relationship between management today and the society and culture it seeks to direct? These and many more questions are discussed in Peter Drucker's classic survey of management thought and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422120651
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 714,588
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
What Is Management?
Why Managers?     3
Management: Its Roots and Its Emergence     9
Management: A Look Backward and a Look Forward     19
The Dimensions of Management     29
The Challenges of Management     39
What Is a Manager?
Managers and Their Work     49
Management by Objectives and Self-Control     63
From Middle Management to Knowledge Organization     75
Staffing for Excellence     85
What Is a Business?
What Is a Business?     93
Business Realities     107
The Power and Purpose of Objectives     115
The Delusion of Profits     123
Managing Capital Productivity     127
Managing the Public Service Institution     133
Organizing and Managing for Performance
The Innovative Organization     149
The Building Blocks of Organizations...     169
...And How They Join Together     181
How Can Managers Use the Strengths of People?
Is Personnel Management Bankrupt?     191
What We Know About Work, Working, and Worker     203
Worker and Working: Theories and Reality     219
How to Be an Employee     233
Management inSociety and Culture
Management and the Quality of Life     247
Social Impacts and Social Problems     259
The Limits of Social Responsibility     275
The Ethics of Responsibility     283
Definitions of Key Terms     293
Index     311
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