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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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I looked up philosophy in the dictionary. Here are a few meanings of the word that verified my thoughts:
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 25, 2016
Effective first line managers need an understanding of computer use and capabilities. As programs change, managers must invest the time to understand the new programs.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 28, 2016
What if you would organize your company without any management? Without any rules? Would that work? At Finext, the Netherlands, we make it work for already 20 years.
Story by JD Hogendoorn on January 4, 2016
Consistency is not foolish to me. I make sure I follow the same routine daily. I think this consistency if good for my coworkers and my employees.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 29, 2015
A corporate vision to be effective must be communicated to the first line employee. First line managers are critical to this process.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 9, 2015
Knowing is key to making decisions. Knowing is the foundation of the trust you need to build trust with others.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 24, 2015
It takes some time to realize what type of manager I wanted to be. This story is how I came to realize this fact. Also, how I realized a corporate suite was not for me.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 6, 2015
The Watson can change middle management, or so IBM implies. I understand the impact of computer programs and big data can help or hender the first line manager.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 20, 2015
St. Peter got out of the boat and walked on water for a while. Distractions made him sink. How does this apply to leadership in management.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on July 20, 2015
Define yourself. What is in your best interest isin the long run best for your family, community, and company.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 12, 2015

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