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Rethink the philosophical foundations of management

“We need more than new management practices, we need new management principles.”

It’s no longer enough just to be operationally excellent.Organizations must be adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and socially responsible. That means rebuilding the foundations of management thought and practice. Scholars and practitioners alike must search for new principles in fields as diverse as anthropology, biology, design, political science, urban planning, and theology.

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Rethink the philosophical foundations of management

“We need more than new management practices, we need new management principles.”

It’s no longer enough just to be operationally excellent.Organizations must be adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and socially responsible. That means rebuilding the foundations of management thought and practice. Scholars and practitioners alike must search for new principles in fields as diverse as anthropology, biology, design, political science, urban planning, and theology.

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At Klick Health, we have developed a transformative operating system, called Genome, that uses big data and social technologies to customize the employee experience, increase engagement, speed-up mast
Story by Chelsea Lefaivre on March 31, 2014
Permission to draw fundamental distinctions between Performance Aspiration and Health Aspiration, as described throughout Beyond Performance, McKinsey & Company, represents a land
Story by John Roth on August 18, 2012
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Story by Axel Wiedenmann on June 19, 2013
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Story by Rasheedah Jones on July 14, 2013
In an era of hyper change and hyper competition, where webbed networks level all points of control, and today's participants abhor centralization, work and life demand a new way, a more natural way.&n
Story by Rick Hansen on July 14, 2013
I am discussing a recurring problem with an engineer on the phone. Bob S., my Customer Service Manger told me the problem occurred again today.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 3, 2015
Our conventional wisdom regards high stress executive leadership as indigenous to a high performance organization.  This belief is understandable when witnessing the ever accelerating rate of cha
Story by Bill Shirley on July 2, 2011
What do we mean by the statement: "P-CED takes the bottom line one step further: to people, past numbers" ? It begins in 1996 with the question of how the economy could better se
Story by Jeff Mowatt on July 20, 2013
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Story by Srini Koushik on April 11, 2010

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