Druker – They Are Not Employees, They Are People


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Heidi Macomber reads the 2002 Peter Druker essay, They Are Not Your Employees, They Are People.

My reading of a 2002 essay by Peter F. Druker titled They’re Not Employees, They’re People. Although penned almost 18 years ago, Druker makes some modern day appoints about the importance of tending to employee relations. This applies just as much today in the Gig Economy as it did in the early 2000s when businesses large and small were buying in to the use of temporary workers and professional employee organizations (PEOs).

Points I liked:

  • The success, indeed, the survival of every business will depend on the performance of its knowledge workforce.
  • In a traditional workforce, the worker serves the system; in a knowledge workforce, the system must serve the worker.
  • The key to greatness is to look for people’s potential and spend time developing it.
  • Employees may be our greatest liability, but people are our greatest opportunity.


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