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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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Human systems are symbolic systems (as opposed to mechanical systems and organic systems). Human structures are integrated from a purpose that gives "meaning" to their daily activities.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on February 1, 2014
Everyone wants to be famous - It is more important to determine who you want to be famous to.
Internet is an open, free and competitive space. And Web 2.0 has only amplify such virtues. To effectively leverage the Internet, organizations should therefore behave more like a democracy.
Hack by Eidit Hashim on July 5, 2011
Perfection can destroy your business!Only 3 takes in the studio, is a showdown with the tyranny of the guided hand and the perfection that reigns in businesses today.
Hack by Thomas Geuken on December 23, 2011
It's time that Human Resources was transformed in to Human Relationships, in the words of Carl Jung: "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there's any re
Hack by Ena Jesani on July 20, 2013
An exploration of the question: can large corporations really act like start-ups or get close to that?
Hack by Angelique Plugge on April 25, 2016
Both economic thought and management practice are based on the so-called free market economy or competitive markets and all measures of performance or success are always relative.To get out of this "c
Hack by Srinivasan Abhinavam on February 9, 2011
Leaders need to embody the values of the generations they serve and through implementing the 7Cs model of social change and service learning this can become a reality!
Hack by Elwood F Holton on November 22, 2011
Replace performance management with a system of feedback loops that simultaneously empowers and inspires employees to be their absolute best.
Hack by Ben Biddle on October 22, 2012
Co-Authored By Rajal Sood

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