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This has given shareholders the power to demand short-term rewards. But the need for a secure retirement income will increasingly focus people's minds on the future value of the investment. Their compensation is often geared to it, and the success of their fund sometimes depends on it--at least in the near term. Nor could he have foreseen the massive shift in CEO compensation that was to occur by With so much money tied up in stock options and the like, it is not surprising that executives will do almost anything to give their share price a boost regardless of what costs this might incur after their options have vested.
Thus in a recent study published in the Accounting Review , an astonishing 62 percent of directors, who had a disclosed friendship with the CEO, said they would cut the budget for research and development in order to assure the bonus for their friend, the CEO. Instead of senior managers acting as responsible stewards of societal resources, as Drucker optimistically envisaged, we see leaders driven by greed and nepotism.
Instead of wise statesmen capable of balancing social interests, we have inherited the mean-spirited and the narrow-minded. A different kind of management To accomplish the kind of positive future that Drucker envisaged, it is now much clearer in today than in that a different kind of leadership and management is needed for our corporations.
It means a fundamental shift in how leaders think, speak and act in the workplace. Whereas the 20th Century economy flourished with an ethos of efficiency and control, accentuated in recent decades by values of self-interest and self-aggrandisement, the economy of the 21st Century will require an ethos of imagination, exploration, experiment, discovery and collaboration, driven by a commitment to make a positive difference in the world.
It implies: a shift from a goal of making money to the goal of delighting customers profitably. In Brown invited him in to conduct what might be called a "political audit": a two-year social-scientific analysis of the corporation.
Drucker attended every board meeting, interviewed employees, and analyzed production and decision-making processes.
The resulting book, Concept of the Corporation , popularized GM's multidivisional structure and led to numerous articles, consulting engagements, and additional books. GM, however, was hardly thrilled with the final product.
Drucker had suggested that the auto giant might want to re-examine a host of long-standing policies on customer relations, dealer relations, employee relations and more. Inside the corporation, Drucker's counsel was viewed as hypercritical. GM's revered chairman, Alfred Sloan , was so upset about the book that he "simply treated it as if it did not exist," Drucker later recalled, "never mentioning it and never allowing it to be mentioned in his presence.
If the managers of our major institutions, and especially of business, do not take responsibility for the common good, no one else can or will. He was intrigued by employees who knew more about certain subjects than their bosses or colleagues, and yet had to cooperate with others in a large organization. Rather than simply glorify the phenomenon as the epitome of human progress, Drucker analyzed it, and explained how it challenged the common thinking about how organizations should be run.
His approach worked well in the increasingly mature business world of the second half of the twentieth century.
By that time large corporations had developed the basic manufacturing efficiencies and managerial hierarchies of mass production. Executives thought they knew how to run companies, and Drucker took it upon himself to poke holes in their beliefs, lest organizations become stale. But he did so in a sympathetic way. He assumed that his readers were intelligent, rational, hardworking people of good will.
If their organizations struggled, he believed it was usually because of outdated ideas, a narrow conception of problems, or internal misunderstandings.
Drucker developed an extensive consulting business built around his personal relationship with top management. He became legendary among many of post-war Japan's new business leaders trying to rebuild their war-torn homeland. Grace and IBM , among many others.
Over time he offered his management advice to nonprofits like the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. His advice was eagerly sought by the senior executives of the Adela Investment Company , a private initiative of the world's multinational corporations to promote investment in the developing countries of Latin America.
As an eminent sociologist, Daniel Bell has made a masterly analysis of the trends of social development. Whilst the majority of his quoted statistics are from U. The result is a social 'overview' of exceptional clarity; whilst it could be argued that no new insight is provided, the ordered manner in which contributors to the philosophical understanding of society are presented provides the most authoritative trend analysis so far offered.
The trend extrapolations to future prospects provide the most comprehensive spectrum of scenarios yet presented. Again, no exceptional revelations are made to those whose studies keep them abreast of this field; but the orderly manner of scenario presentation leaves no room for doubt about how present indications suggest the future will materialize.
Particularly, the five Agenda for the future contained in the Code summarize most lucidly the social prospects for the rest of this century as derived by the analyses in the previous six chapters of the book.
To reiterate, this is not just another book. For anyone seriously concerned to established the prospects of future social structures it is essential reading and indispensable reference. And anyone concerned to explore the future must be involved with society; Daniel Bell leaves no room to question the argument that politics, industry, commerce, institutions and services all derive their status and function in societal motivations.
Noone, least of all long range planners, should contemplate mole than a few years ahead without the knowledge of this book. Heinemann, London This book studies the problems of economic regulation when a government intervenes in the working of the economy to try to make it behave in a certain preconceived manner.
Intervention here does NOT mean the complete displacement of the market mechanism but some partial adjustment.
It examines the reasons why it may be 84 desirable to regulate an economic system and how the various instruments of regulation influence the goals of economic policy. Throughout, the book is lucid and well written. Even non-economists should understand relatively obscure points such as 'oligopolistic market equilibrium' etc. Some economists, as economists will, may argue about the correctness of some of the assumptions e.