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The ultimate test of management
is performance

Peter F. Drucker, The Practice of Management


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Introduction to the Drucker Forum 2022

by Richard Straub & Julia Kirby

PERFORMANCE THAT MATTERS

SPARKING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

 


Peter Drucker laid it out half a century ago: the performance of modern society depends on the performance of its institutions—the businesses, universities, hospitals, research institutes, labor unions, government and other civil organizations that perform its essential functions. And the performance of these institutions depends on the performance of their people.

By now, management as a discipline has had many decades to study, test, and spread what works in organizations and what doesn’t. Have the institutions we all work in and depend on become much higher-performing as a result?

Two years of Covid have put them to the test, as the crisis profoundly disrupted every part of society—and performance in response has surely been uneven, to say the least. People around the world watched a novel situation accelerate rapidly into life-and-death stakes, and expected their societies’ leaders to live up to the challenge. If the last two years haven’t demonstrated the need for peak performance – within companies and across the key players of society, what would? As Drucker said in his book The Practice of Management back in 1954 – the ultimate test for management is performance.
 

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Don’t expect to get simple answers.
But expect to be inspired.

Richard Straub
Opening and Welcome at the 9th Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017

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