by CIO Staff

Peter F. Drucker is Dead at 95

Nov 12, 20051 min

 Peter F. Drucker, a social and business management theorist whose thinking shaped the way much of American business operated during the latter half of the 20th century, died yesterday at his home in Claremont, Calif. He was 95.

The New York Times reports that Drucker was best known for urging corporate leaders to agree with subordinates on objectives and goals and then get out of the way of decisions about how to achieve them.  The paper reports that the internationally respected writer also argued that governments should turn many functions over to private enterprise, and urged organizing in teams to exploit the rise of a technology-astute class of “knowledge workers.” Read more.