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『Management』- Tasks, responsibilities, practices(1973)
／ Peter F.Drucker
(Collins Business, p.810)
My Favorite Words & phrases (817)
Design Logics and Design Specification
Organization structure should help each man learn and
develop in each job he holds; it should be designed for
For perpetuation and self-renewal it is further necessary
for an organization structure to be accessible to new ideas
and to be willing and able to do new things.
Work- and Task-Forced Design:
Functional Structure and Team
Team members need not know each other well to perform
as a team. But they do need to know each other's function
and potential contribution.
"Rapport," "empathy," "interpersonal relations" are not needed.
Mutual understanding of each other's job and common
understanding of the common task are essential.
It is therefore the team leader's first job to establish clarity:
clarity of objectives and clarity with respect to everybody's role
including his own.
7680) unwieldy (adj)
7681) attenuate (v)
If a team gets much larger it becomes unwieldy.
Its strengths, such as flexibility and the sense of responsibility
of the members, attenuate. Its limitations - lack of clarity,
communication problems, over-concern with the internal
mechanism and internal relationship - become crippling
= difficult to move or control because of its size, shape
= to make something weaker or less effective
(e.g.) The drug attenuates the effects of the virus.
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