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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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When Managers talk of people they actually mean the Knowledge and experience they carry in their heads.
Barrier by Nayantara Prasad on August 20, 2010
Practice of any wisdom demands organization and discipline. Personnel today lack the time, energy and volition to self-organize practice of management-wisdom.
Barrier by Raj Kumar on August 28, 2010
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
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
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
I'm looking for innovative ideas on what an MBA OB/HRM program would include? What courses would you have? What new ideas would you bring in? What have you seen out there that is already working?
Barrier by Marc Hurwitz on May 29, 2014
What is management supposed to do?  How to profit maximize workers to better raise the yield to social benefit and stakholder benefit.  The chain of command contains one or more components t
Barrier by Vidia S. Ramdeen on July 30, 2010
With so many potential leaders yet very little innovation, what is holding leaders back?
Barrier by K. Lanier on October 17, 2012
Retention of people who think differently is tricky in traditional-thinking organisations where traditional-thinking managers continuously recruit into their own image.
Barrier by Heidi De Wolf on May 3, 2013

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