Wisdom for Human Resource Decisions

We deal with human resource and human relationship issues every day. Here is a good quote from a classic by Peter Drucker.

“Fast personnel decisions are likely to be wrong decisions. . . People-decisions are time-consuming, for the simple reason that the Lord did not create people as ‘resources’ for organization. They do not come in the proper size and shape for the tasks that have to be done in organization – and they cannot be machined down or recast for these tasks. People are always ‘almost fits’ at best. To get the work done with people (and no other resource is available) therefore requires lots of time, thought, and judgment.”

Peter F. Drucker, The Effective Executive, p. 32 & 33

2 comments:

Matt Baehr said...

I would add that you need to look at that quote from the other side as well. If you are pondering taking a new job, follow the same advice.

Tony Rossell said...

Matt -- Good point. I didn't think of that. I have had the same job for 22 years, so thanks for the alternative perspective. Tony