Author: Rebecca Leach

First Humanistic Management Workshop IECO-RCC at Harvard

"The Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations (IECO) at University of Valencia (UV) and the Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Humanistic Management Centers Consortium and the Abigail Adams Institute (AAI), organize this First Humanistic Management Workshop. This First edition will focus on the promotion of: (1) human dignity in and around organizations, (2) integral human flourishing and (3) a conception of human work that contributes Read more [...]

Check Out the Latest Issue of the Humanistic Management Journal

The Humanistic Management Journal has released a new collection of articles (Volume 3, Issue 2) centered on the theme of "A World Ethos for Global Business?". You can view the latest issue here: You can also view previous issues by navigating to the Journal page on our website: ( Read more [...]

Richard Branson on Dignity

Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, reflects on the nature and necessity of dignity in today's war-torn world. "Part of the challenge is that too many leaders still resist the mindset shifts required to nurture a culture of dignity across their organisations, from the boardroom to the factory floor and the classroom. Lifelong learning, openness to vulnerability and, perhaps most of all, empathy and compassion, are skill sets that are sadly still too often dismissed as weakness." Read Read more [...]

Can Capitalism Make a Positive Difference?

Submitted by Jennifer Hancock: How do you create a culture of excellence? How do you create shared rituals that bring organizations and individuals together? Is there really a way to be positive in terms of capitalism? Is there a way to make more than $1 and actually make a difference through business? This is the transcript of an interview with Davis Smith, who is the CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear brand with a social mission at its very core. Read the full transcript here:   Read more [...]

We Need a Revival of Humanism

Michael Gerson, a columnist for the Washington Post, recently wrote a piece calling for a revival of humanism. Here is a brief excerpt of Gerson's reflections: Most Western societies, including the United States, have reached the stage of secularism without humanism. Our greatest efforts are spent on getting and keeping. Our defining creed is consumerism. Our memorials, according to T.S. Eliot, will be “the asphalt road and a thousand lost golf balls.”...What we need is a revival of humanism. Read Read more [...]

Critical Thinking and Humanism in Business

Submitted by: Jennifer Hancock A humanistic approach to business is a way of understanding the interrelated nature of the problems we are solving and the people for who and with whom we are working. We are never simply solving one problem. All the problems of the company are related. We don’t want to fix one problem and create another problem if we can avoid it. Read the full article here: Read more [...]

Report to the Club of Rome: Transformation is Feasible

  Submitted by Thomas Schauer: For your reading pleasure, please find attached the pdf version of the latest Report to the Club of Rome "Transformation is Feasible" by Jorgen Randers, Johan Rockström, and their team. Further distribution is welcome. Here is a brief excerpt from the report: This new report to the Club of Rome “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries”, by Jörgen Randers, Johan Rockström and Per-Espen Stoknes, is the forty-sixth Read more [...]

10 Years After the Crash, Time to Stop Expecting Reform from Mainstream Economists?

Submitted by Henry Leveson-Gower: Teaching in most management schools is dominated by mainstream economic thinking of maximising shareholder value and growth. If management schools are more generally going to move to a more humanistic approach to management, the dominance of mainstream economic thinking needs to be reduced. This is also clearly crucial to change how we organise our economy so that it is sustainable, fair and resilient. We have a strategy to do this and we hope to collaborate Read more [...]

Call for Abstracts (due December 15!): POS Research Conference, June 5-6, 2019

Submitted by Erica Steckler: The Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) Research Conference is a gathering that welcomes connections with scholars in the IHMA community based on a shared passion for and focus on flourishing at and across various organizational levels of analysis. 2019 POS Research Conference Call for Abstracts   SUBMISSIONS DUE:December 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET The 2019 conference program includes a series of 12 research tracks and a visual presentation session, Read more [...]