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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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Leadership practices have something in common with aging rock bands that continue to headline in obscure little venues: both have passed their prime yet fail to recognize it.
Hack by Jane Perdue on October 31, 2011
There is no recipe for innovation - after all, if someone has written down the recipe, it can't be innovative any longer. There are however principles. What matters is understanding the difference.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 26, 2011
The problem is not that we are thinking about management challenges with concepts that are decades out of date, but that we are thinking about them with brains that are millenia out of date.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 24, 2011
“Leadership days”? These would involve rearranging the organisation for a day so that managers can relinquish control to an employee one level down in the hierarchical structure.
Hack by Keshal Sookha on October 18, 2011
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
The Big Idea: Creating an organizational transformation story through the eyes of the leaders of the organization Concept: Almost all organizational changes/transform
Hack by rahul kumar on September 25, 2011
     Leadership equality means the responsibility of leading is divided evenly among us. Our influence is lateral as well as vertical, and those above us may need us most
Hack by Tom Wright on September 25, 2011
The management religion of PROCESS re-engineering has led to the rationale of splitting “front office” from "back office" functions  with the outsourcing and off-shoring of "non core" functions.Y
Hack by Lorne Mitchell on September 23, 2011
This a revolutionary and completely new management philosopy is founded on the core principles of evolution, nuero-science and nature.
Hack by Terry Wilcox on September 20, 2011

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