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A Year with Peter Drucker - 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness by Joseph A. Maciariello

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Week 10

Information Literacy for Executive

Effectiveness

Introduction

The “knowledge organization” is structured around information, not hierarchy. For example, Drucker states, “The typical business will be knowledge-based, an organization composed largely of specialists who direct and discipline their own performance through organized feedback from colleagues, customers, and headquarters. For this reason it will be what I call an information-based organization.”13 He often cited two examples of information-based organizations; the modern hospital, which is organized around a patient and a multitude of medical specialties and subspecialties, employed in diagnosing and caring for patients; and the symphony orchestra, which is organized around ...

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