Peter Drucker Quotes

73 Peter Drucker quotes:

"The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product."
"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."
"The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager."
Author: Drucker Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Productivity Quotes
"Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands."
"So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work."
"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge."
"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions."
"The purpose of a business is to create a customer."
"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans."
"Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'"
"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."
"Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer."
"Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got."
"Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement."
"Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs."
"Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility."
"Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach."
"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake."
"The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer."
"Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money."

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