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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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Shift from an obsession with financial forecasting to becoming expert in behaviour and attitude forecasts.
Hack by Chris Shambrook on June 14, 2013
We have structured elaborate change management plans and programs, housed in HR that have, in effect, taken away the responsibility of managing from the line managers.
Hack by john sigmon on November 2, 2014
I am given five darts and the dartboard is two meters away on the wall. The coach has already started to instruct: Welcome to Darteyland!
Hack by Atna on March 19, 2011
Have you ever had the experience of running from one meeting to the next all day long?  Using your lunch "break" as the only time to get your actual work done?
Hack by Ben Biddle on October 23, 2013
The world of management is full of myths and rituals. Many seem to have been with us forever, often explained and justified as “we have always done it like this”.
Hack by Bjarte Bogsnes on January 23, 2017
The problem is not that we are thinking about management challenges with concepts that are decades out of date, but that we are thinking about them with brains that are millenia out of date.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 24, 2011
Social revolutions are nothing but the outer manifestation of an inner evolution that has already begun.
The basic is that  "money doesn't grow in trees". So, everything we do, from school to the most highest paid job, has to have the main objective the creation of VALUE.
The Who Cares test is always the final one to pass, but on the way, there will be an increase in cases where entities are run as "markets of lwork", and instead of "organizations" capturing value
Hack by Malcolm Ryder on May 31, 2011

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