Peter Drucker has been called by many “The inventor of Modern Management.” He has written multiple books on the topic and believed it was the people working together that made the magic happen in organizations, no matter the size.
He found that successful people whether they were the business owners, managers or employees all followed many of the same basic foundational practices. He called people with these types of practices “Effective Executives” even if they were not actually “Executives” they did their jobs effectively.
- They asked, “What needs to be done,” not “what do I want to do.”
- They strived together to do what was right for the business.
- When they figured out what was right, they developed actions plans to get it done.
- They all took responsibility for the decisions they made collectively and individually.
- They also took responsibility for their communication to one another as they worked together.
- They focused on opportunities rather than problems.
Individually, each one of these can be easily accomplished, yet many times, it just doesn’t happen.
As a business owner, manager, or employee we individually can adopt to practice the above and raise our standards at work (and in our personal life).
When this is done, not only does our workplace benefit, but we also personally benefit by knowing we are bringing and doing our best each day at work.
“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker