by C:F Team on 1st June, 2011 at 8:24 AM CEST
Hey you creative minds! Are you in for a new challenge?
This time, the theme is MANAGEMENT, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
The term management has aquired some poor reputation in recent years as senior managers around the world have hit the headlines with high salaries, failing corporations, controversial downsizing programmes and an apparent focus on short term profitability rather than long term development and people.
So – just what is good management? How do you define and describe it? And is good management a means in itself? Does it have to have a purpose, too, and can it ever be separated from the social and common good? These are the questions the participants are asked to answer from their individual experiences and perspectives in the framework of "The Global Peter Drucker Challenge"
How to participate
Participants must not to be older than 35 years. The length of the essays should be between 1.500 words and 3.000 words (which roughly translates into 5-10 pages). Essays can be submitted in both English and German – the two languages Peter Drucker wrote his articles and books in. The deadline for submitting the essays is July 15th, 2011.
The winners will be chosen through a jury consisting of business executives, academics, and representatives of the Peter Drucker Society. The winning essays will be announced at the beginning of September.
The authors of the top three essays will be flown to Vienna and invited to actively participate in panels and breakouts at the "3rd Global Peter Drucker Forum 2011" in Vienna on November 3 and 4. In addition, up to 40 authors of high quality essays will get free access to the conference.
Have a question? Contact: email@example.com
Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005), is the "father of modern management" and a harsh critic of a greed-driven economy, described this emergence of self-empowered specialists in his 1999 book "Management Challenges for the 21st Century". In it, Drucker also insisted that we should not confine our view of management as applying to businesses only. Instead, he argues, management is a key function of all levels of modern society. “Ours,” he writes, “is a society of organizations. And management is the specific and distinguishing organ of any and all organizations.”