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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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Similar to Matt Matt Shlosberg's comments on companies following industry best practices i.e., "I copy because I am unable to innovate", the same holds true for industry benchmarks.
Hack by Patrick McCann on June 3, 2010
The so-called shift to knowledge work was actually a shift from prefigured to configured working activities.  It brought with it a shift in the locus of control over the worker's activities - fro
Hack by Fred Nickols on July 11, 2011
With most pyramidal organization structures, these days, happen to demand too much of the too few, from the top, and not much of everyone else in the ranks, the general consensus, among
Hack by Charles Prabakar on May 27, 2013
No one likes annual performance reviews. Managers hate doing them and employees hate getting them. Instead of wasting time on this, I suggest totally eliminating the annual perforance review.
Hack by Marton Jojarth on June 30, 2015
Thinking outside the box is much easier with help from people who were never in that particular box in the first place.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 17, 2011
Prime Executive Officer (PEO) is CEO++, who’d be responsible for not just business but employees, their families, partners and the society, at large.
Hack by Niranjan Rao on January 6, 2012
 1 Contesting(even opposing)in politics, or military, can not only facilitate social progress in terms of science and technology, liberty and democracy and so on, but also have devastating conseq
Hack by Aaron Brook on August 22, 2014
Corporate should empower the potential of Human Resources by treating them as Internal Customers. The value proposition must be of equal mix between Clients & Employees.
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 11, 2014
SABi is a LogicShoe R&D project designed to simplify consumer intelligence that drives incremental management decisions.
Story by Diana Iliescu on September 2, 2014

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