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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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171 Hacks
15 Barriers

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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Leaders must be managers; but, managers do not necessarily have to be leaders. Leaders have to manage all the resources at their disposal, self, others, communication, etc.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 7, 2017
Remember in the 80’s when "Supply Chain Management" revolutionized the way companies managed inventory?
Hack by Tim Giehll on June 17, 2011
In our distant past, our ancestors would consult with an assortment of gods for guidance.
Hack by Roger Bromley on May 27, 2013
I don't know the answer to either part of this compound question, but I think we have to answer the first part, before we can answer the second part.  To that end I have begun a research project
Hack by Samuel Peffers on January 19, 2013
At the core of a healthy organization is the idea that people are respected and valued for their different gifts/strengths/talents.
Hack by Josh Allan Dykstra on June 27, 2011
I used to be a software developer in the airline industry.
Hack by cecil dijoux on August 27, 2010
Almost a century ago the following analogy could be made:"A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to create a device for obtaining profit without ta
Barrier by Alexandru Bodislav on January 26, 2013
It takes some time to realize what type of manager I wanted to be. This story is how I came to realize this fact. Also, how I realized a corporate suite was not for me.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 6, 2015
Why does decision making always have to be judgmental and uncertain? Can we have a better way to leverage employee brain power?
Barrier by Bharath Ramasubban on June 25, 2010
 For companies to efficiently influence, focus and meet employees’ needs for innovation, or for companies to improve innovative performance, a prerequisite will be to accurately identify which le
Hack by Aaron Brook on September 13, 2014

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