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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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The key challenge in this hack is “how to make organizations genuinely fit for human beings”.
Hack by Chary Chigurala on December 3, 2011
The existing philosophical foundation of businesses/organizations communicates an inherent sense of inequality: Employees are seen as minions and bosses are seen as mini gods; as long as
Hack by Cathy Archer on November 22, 2010
This hack introduces Stakeholder Enrichment as a theory and practical application designed to advance Capitalism by rebooting the underlying motivators of self-interest and creating more evolved corpo
Hack by Linda Braasch on May 11, 2012
Want to conceive of a higher purpose for your organization?  Design a strategy that works in an open and borderless world? Transcend traditional management trade-offs?
Hack by Erika Ilves on June 7, 2010
Wouldn't it be great if human beings were born with a "users guide?" Then we would know the best way to lead, motivate and engage our employees.  My hack attempts to deduce what the
Hack by Paul Herr on January 8, 2011
As we wait for a new theory that would allow us to integrate currently disparate concepts and generate a more realistic business big picture, there is one easy and powerful solution for the MBA progra
Hack by Cristian Mitreanu on February 25, 2011
Ah, the beauty of a small organization. Everyone knows what you are trying to accomplish, and if anyone doesn't, they know who to ask.
Hack by Chris Grams on August 27, 2010

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