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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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Turning a traditional shipping company into a flat, agile and empowered organization - driven by our motivations.Fewer bosses, more leadersSplitting the traditional line manager role into 3Abandoning
Story by Axel Wiedenmann on June 19, 2013
A culture of innovation is defined as a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an organization’s willingness and ability to innovate in order to create new value for
Hack by Steve Hess on December 13, 2017
Is the transition from “command and control” to “motivate and mentor” the right idea?Just moving from one idea of what leadership is to another?Maybe a change is to see that our idea of what leadershi
Hack by Mark Higgins on May 5, 2010
A new perspective on human nature, particularly on human needs, allows us to develop a dynamic model of the organization and an integrated top-down-bottom-up approach to management.
Hack by Cristian Mitreanu on December 10, 2011
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
A key to unleashing human capability in the workplace is to develop a management discipline geared toward creating intangible as well as economic value by meeting the psychological needs of key stakeh
Hack by Mark Clare on January 19, 2011
Define yourself. What is in your best interest isin the long run best for your family, community, and company.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 12, 2015
Human biases, stereotypes and social dynamics are hindering critical decision making processes in organizations.
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 26, 2018
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
Social revolutions are nothing but the outer manifestation of an inner evolution that has already begun.

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