On becoming Peter Drucker’s Effective Executive
October 23, 2011 | In: Management
Halfway through the Peter Drucker’s book “The Effective Executive” I’m seeing two major points that organizations should strive to achieve:
- Staffing for excellence – play to people’s strengths and always put the best/the most appropriate man on the given job
- No indispensable men – you should always be able to uproot the key man from your project and still survive
While these two points seem logical on their own, I somehow feel that, in order for two of them to coexist, a third point is needed: education.
SMBs do not have an indefinite resource pool with equal coverage of all skills.
If you always play to people’s strengths and give them only tasks they excel at, sooner or later you end up with somebody indispensable because nobody else ever did their tasks.
So education is critical component if you want to staff for excellence and still be able to interchange people between projects.