What’s dignity got to do with it? Why now is the time for humanistic management in tourism

Amongst all this angst what the future might hold for tourism and the many individuals affected, there is no doubt people will travel again to see their loved ones, and people will long for going on holiday after months of staying at home. When that time comes, we need to have a blueprint ready for a tourism industry that prioritises humanity over profits if we want (the industry) to survive indeed.

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Humanistic Management Conference Sessions at the Indian Academy of Management

There are several scholars in India doing good work that is perfectly aligned with the Humanistic Management values and goals. This community is connecting at the Indian Academy of Management Conference at the Indian Institute of Management – Trichy, where there are several paper sessions, and an Improv workshop and a panel on Humanistic Management.

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Anke Winchenbach – School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, UK

Anke Winchenbach is an ESRC funded PhD researcher and teaching fellow in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research focuses on understanding livelihood diversification from fishing into tourism in coastal communities in the UK. Utilising dignity as the guiding concept, the project will explore how people experience and understand their lives in relation to their work in times of social change and declining natural resources

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New Book: Applied Humanism: How to Create more Effective and Ethical Businesses

You can’t understand humanistic business management unless you understand what humanism is. This book provides a short introduction to the philosophy of humanism and discusses how and why it is being applied to business and why it is so effective when you do so. Humanism helps us prioritize human value as important. It supports positive interpersonal relationships and collaborative and respectful decision-making. Since all businesses are in the business of solving problems, good problem solving is essential to good business.

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