Week 30

What Kind of Organizations Does America Need to Strengthen Society?

Introduction

Peter Drucker’s work in management aims to create and sustain a society of functioning organizations in which individuals find meaningful existence and purpose while also contributing to the common good. Each institution in our pluralistic society of organizations has a role to play, and each sector must perform according to its mission if our society is to thrive. The purpose of this entry is to describe the specifications for the kind of organizations America needs.

In his attempt to deal with society’s problems, Drucker emphasized that leaders should be more concerned with serving the mission of their organization, serving its customers, and developing ...

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