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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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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The problem is not that we are thinking about management challenges with concepts that are decades out of date, but that we are thinking about them with brains that are millenia out of date.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
Corporate boards of the world, hearken and observe.As this Web page loads…...entire factories are being built on clouds. Up there in the sky, land, natural resources, roads, and canals are abundant.
Hack by Alberto Blanco on May 11, 2012
Society is calling for a new breed of business leaders who are able to bring a whole set of considerations in the society.
Hack by Tanveer Awan on November 7, 2010
The world of work has grown increasingly complex in recent years, making the task of management increasingly difficult and the ability for people to self-manage is severely constrained.  Managing
Hack by David De Spong on July 18, 2011

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