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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Thinking about the poverty line

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?

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Humanistic Management & Technology: Musings on using technology to help ourselves to be more human.

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. 

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