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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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Leaders must be managers; but, managers do not necessarily have to be leaders. Leaders have to manage all the resources at their disposal, self, others, communication, etc.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 7, 2017
Remember in the 80’s when "Supply Chain Management" revolutionized the way companies managed inventory?
Hack by Tim Giehll on June 17, 2011
In our distant past, our ancestors would consult with an assortment of gods for guidance.
Hack by Roger Bromley on May 27, 2013
There aren't many who would argue that a college diploma isn't worth pursuing.  And, while I would never suggest that college is for every one, I also wouldn't ever suggest that a diploma isn't w
Hack by Aaron Anderson on December 20, 2013
 Proposing a radical -- root-replacing -- potentially enduring transformation of business by embracing Web 2.0 people-respecting values and tools and harvesting their benefits
Hack by Robert Moore on June 29, 2011
Robert Pirsig’s philosophy, woven into “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” and its sequel “Lila”, could have profound effects on business and society, if understood and implemented correctly.
Hack by Thane Thomson on March 2, 2012
Traditionally firms develop their social responsibility skills after they grow and mature. The culture of business and economical conditions delay these skills to later stages.
Hack by Erkin Tunca on March 17, 2011
Our conventional wisdom regards high stress executive leadership as indigenous to a high performance organization.  This belief is understandable when witnessing the ever accelerating rate of cha
Story by Bill Shirley on July 2, 2011
With the "internet of things" nearly every business is getting into software development. Knowledge of how to create quality software in shorter time frames is a competitive advantage.
Hack by Larry Apke on October 2, 2014
Serious Training is a cost effective, intellectually rigorous and experiential based framework for improving management.
Hack by Jeffrey Duke on December 1, 2010

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