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『Management』- Tasks, responsibilities, practices(1973)
／ Peter F.Drucker
(Collins Business, p.810)
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On Being the Right Size
Social organisms may be far too complex to allow
neat quantitative formulae for their sizes.
But in a social organism, too, "mass" always
increases much faster than "surface."
"Weight," too, therefore goes up faster than
the supporting structure.
As a result, changes in size are not merely quantitative.
They are changes in quality.
Beyond a point in size or complexity quantity
demands a "quantum jump," a transformation in
quality rather than a mere addition.
"Man is the only animal capable of purposeful evolution;
he makes tools." This insight of Alfred Russel Wallece,
co-discoverer with Darwin of the principle of evolution,
means that man an his social organizations can innovate.
They can create, so to speak, a different animal.
Indeed, in a changing environment their survival depends
on their capacity to innovate.What does an innovative
organization have to be and how does it have to be
structured and managed?
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