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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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It is easy to think of processes as something that stifles creativity, but in reality it’s just the opposite.  The more process you have the more creativity you can afford.  Many people beli
Hack by Jewel Abram-Copenhaver on November 30, 2018
Human biases, stereotypes and social dynamics are hindering critical decision making processes in organizations.
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 26, 2018
I wonder if we have gotten to the point where mission statements are ignored. Every organization seems to be creating a mission statement. How effective are these mission statements?
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 27, 2018
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
A new management philosophy is outlined in a recent book: Become Truly Great: Serve the common good through Management by Positive Organizational Effectiveness (2017).
Story by Charles Chandler on December 10, 2017
Cool IoT devices obscured an even more revolutionary aspect of the IoT: for the first time, everyone needing instant access to real-time data about things to make better decisions or
Hack by W. David Stephenson on August 25, 2017
Feeling recognized feels amazing. At work we started a recognition revolution with StarmeUp!
Story by Laura Alfonsin on August 17, 2017
I was talking to a close friend at my company, he said, “How could you stay in management so long? I never wanted to be a manager. I never wanted to tote the corporate water or be a corporate hammer.”
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 21, 2017
It is time we recognize that our current approach to leadership development is a waste. $50 Billion and research says there is nothing to show for it.
Given the total lack of evidence that developing leaders actually results in better organizational performance, maybe it is time to convert what we know about leadership.

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