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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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Talking about resilience and adaptability of organizations, monasteries may be an interesting area to learn from.
Story by Michael HIRT on June 1, 2011
There is no recipe for innovation - after all, if someone has written down the recipe, it can't be innovative any longer. There are however principles. What matters is understanding the difference.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 26, 2011
Given the total lack of evidence that developing leaders actually results in better organizational performance, maybe it is time to convert what we know about leadership.
I used to be a software developer in the airline industry.
Hack by cecil dijoux on August 27, 2010
A new management philosophy is outlined in a recent book: Become Truly Great: Serve the common good through Management by Positive Organizational Effectiveness (2017).
Story by Charles Chandler on December 10, 2017
my belief is that most management team recognize the importance of innovation but has a difficult time to make it simple enough to adopt and apply on a consistent manner
Barrier by Brian Sin on May 14, 2010
The Big Idea: Creating an organizational transformation story through the eyes of the leaders of the organization Concept: Almost all organizational changes/transform
Hack by rahul kumar on September 25, 2011
Current management structures are bureaucratic and tend to suppress worker participation in decision making.
Hack by IMD Group 13 on November 7, 2011
METROLEADS is an innovative culture-shaping, growth and solutions-oriented higher education program aimed at increasing employee engagement, the flow of ideas at Metropolitan State College o
Story by Paul Cesare on January 14, 2011

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