UTOPIA? TRY FUNCTIONING.
Peter Drucker never actually wished for utopia—despite what some of his critics claimed. What he was striving for was to create a society that was simply “functioning,” a society in which individuals could find dignity and purpose in their lives.
As pressures from technology and globalization have increased and the nature of work has changed, it has become harder and harder for many people—particularly those without adequate knowledge and skills—to keep pace. Income inequality has grown. Trust in business, government and even NGOs has declined broadly. Capitalism itself is increasingly under attack.
The KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society is a vehicle designed to help tackle some of our big challenges in pursuit of the vision that Peter Drucker held: one in which people thrive because of—not in spite of—our major institutions.
By bringing together the right leaders to work on key issues, such as developing systems to promote lifelong learning for everyone, we aim to forge new ideas and accelerate change by piloting and testing the best of them.