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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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We’re all finally recognizing that management and innovation are social activities – people activities.  So it has struck me as rather odd that HR is hardly mentioned in the conversation.  W
It troubles me that it will only take a few hundred words to share the profound reality that leadership is inextricably tied to individual character.  Such an important subject should take volume
Hack by Phil Eastman on November 13, 2011
The current industry model is broken. Our economy is built on a ‘take make waste’ model that negatively impacts environmental and human systems and is not tenable in the long term.
Hack by Chris Allen on May 10, 2012
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
I used to be a software developer in the airline industry.
Hack by cecil dijoux on August 27, 2010
Just imagine 7 billion (and counting) nodes in the global village.
Hack by Guillaume Salmon on March 6, 2014
Human Capital Competitive Identification is a system where a business entity can subscribe to its human capital the task of identifying new products and trends outside of the subscribing organization.
Hack by Hacker on December 10, 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
Thinking outside the box is much easier with help from people who were never in that particular box in the first place.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 17, 2011
Similar to Matt Matt Shlosberg's comments on companies following industry best practices i.e., "I copy because I am unable to innovate", the same holds true for industry benchmarks.
Hack by Patrick McCann on June 3, 2010

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