An important question for business leaders is whether they are paying their employees enough to have decent lives. Certainly, if they think that the government poverty threshold is too low, isn’t it their duty to pay much more than the minimum wage? After all, labor productivity has been increasing in the past years while real wages have been stagnant. Shouldn’t workers get a higher share of this productivity increase?
leaders of global university centers founded a consortium to advance and transform research, teaching, and outreach to foster a humanistic management approach to organizing.
On March 22nd 2019, Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University…
Submitted by Jennifer Hancock How we think about human resources matter. Are human resources – resources to be exploited? Or…
Thoughts by Yogesh Potdar on his participation in the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanistic Management held first time in India at CMR University, Bengaluru organized by the Humanistic Management Network and sponsored by CMR University and the Weltethos Institute.
Video discussion on how ethical wages and good jobs are good for business with Prof. Benito Teehankee- part of our Humanistic Management Professionals Lunch & Learn series.
Michael Pirson won the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division’s Best Book Award at this year’s Academy of Management Conference. He is an associate professor at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University . Dr Johanne Grosvold, Deputy Director of the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society, chaired the SIM Division’s Best Book Award Committee, and as such was privy to all the books nominated for this year’s award. It was an extremely competitive field, yet the committee was unanimous in its assessment of which book should be the winner of the award in 2018. Michael Pirson’s book Humanistic Management offers a timely and novel reminder of the importance of human dignity.
“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.”
There are three podcasts, and written transcripts, with Sandra Waddock, Otto Scharmer and Anil Sachdev that I think will fit the needs of audience for the IHMA web-readers.
A Humanistic approach to business is about balancing profits WITH human welfare. One doesn’t come at the expense of the other. But when it doubt, human welfare comes first!