Drucker says, “The knowledge worker cannot be supervised”

Consultants Mind

Everyone who reads this blog, knows that I am a huge Drucker fan.   This quote from The Effective Executive, published in 1967, sums up how good consulting groups run.

The knowledge worker cannot be supervised closely or in detail. He can only be helped.   – Peter Drucker

An effective consulting team or group is made up of competent, cognitive thinkers, who trust each other, and build credibility and trust with clients.  It is a loose affiliation of free agents who “jam” and make executives and clients’ lives easier through their work.

They are not a Dilbert hierarchy of mangers watching, tracking, measuring, project managing other people.  It is not full of status reports, and dashboards of progress.  It is not SG&A or overhead.  As Drucker said, [consultants] can only be helped.

As a consultant, my question to you is:

  • How have you helped your fellow team mates today?

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About redahojeij

Extensive international experience in the pharmaceutical industry in General Management, Sales and Marketing, in mature and emerging Markets across Europe, Middle East and North Africa. > + 25 years of experience in a Fortune 50 global pharmaceutical Company, developing business, sales potential, new opportunities, people and organization structures across a wide range of emerging and mature markets in EMEA. Founded KALEMA Consulting to provide services in Executive Business Coaching and Consulting, for Business Executives wanting to improve performance and effectiveness in face of existing business challenges in International mature and emerging markets Double Education background, Business and Science. Tri-lingual (English, French and Arabic)
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