Reflections on Humanistic Management

by Denver Bingski Daradar

A reflection on what it means to be a human being and what that means for business and the task of management.

“Thus, human beings are not “homo economos”: mere consumers, resources, or a means to some other person’s profitable end. Human beings are “homo sapiens” capable of loving, caring, and extending themselves so that others may gain and move forward not only materially, but totally, in a completely personalistic way.

Do business organizations play a role in this advancement of love, of the good for all, or are they meant to merely to generate profit? Perhaps one could say that businesses don’t need to think of the common good or humanistic management — if it is possible to make profits without involving human beings.”

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