Knowlegdge Worker Productivity and Engagement: Drucker and Pink

In his book, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, management guru Peter Drucker talked about what it takes for knowledge workers to be productive. He said there were six major factors. These included: Asking the question “what is the task?” Knowledge workers must manage themselves and take responsibility for their productivity. Continuing innovation has to be …

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To Grow You Must Reinvent: A Lesson from Drucker

I have a number of friends and acquaintences who are looking for new positions, some in HR  and some not. Several of them are having difficulty for a couple of different reasons. Age is one, but that is the subject for another post. (hmmm maybe tomorrow.) Skill set and knowledge set is another. If you are …

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How to Make a Knowledge Worker Productive: A Drucker Lesson

Peter Drucker, writing in Management Challenges for the 21st Century, pointed out that knowledge workers need to be thought of as different from more traditional workers. To him KWs needed to be seen and treated as an asset rather than a cost. I am not sure how much the modern company has embraced this yet, …

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Drucker on HR: The Knowledge Worker

This past weekend I happend upon a book called The Daliy Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done. It is chocked full of quotes, insights and action items from the most prolific and most respected of management writers and consultants. If you don’t know who Peter F. Drucker is …

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