The Drucker Society of Europe launches an essay contest on continuity and change

The Drucker Society of Europe announced that it has launched the “Peter Drucker Challenge,” an essay contest on the future of management and society. To enter, you must be 35 years or younger.

The overarching theme of the contest is one that lies at the heart of Peter Drucker’s writing: “Continuity and Change—Balancing Innovation and Time-Tested Practices.”

“We want to hear from young people about to enter the workforce or already with some firsthand experience in companies, organizations, or as young entrepreneurs,” said Richard Straub, the president of the Drucker Society of Europe, an affiliate of the Drucker Institute. “Where do they see the biggest and most realistic opportunities for innovation and change? How can we be successful in managing those changes?”

The authors of the top three essays—as judged by a group of business executives, academics, students and members of the Drucker Society—will be flown to Vienna and invited to participate on November 18 and 19 in a global forum titled “Managing in the Next Society.” Winners will also be invited to take part in a senior executive symposium on November 17. Up to 40 authors of other high-quality essays, meanwhile, will also be given free access to the forum.

Essays should be from 1,500 to 3,000 words long. For more details, please click here. For more on the Drucker forum in Vienna, which is being sponsored by the Drucker Society of Austria, click here.