Challenging ourselves to change business-as-usual

Erica Steckler, Ph.D., IHMA board member and co-director of the Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, published an article in the Manila Times this week with co-author Rita Jácome, Ph.D., who is the executive director of the IECO and the IECO business ethics chair at University of Valencia (Spain). De La Salle University is part of IHMA.

The article is about the the inaugural Humanistic Management Workshop held this past summer (2019) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The workshop brought top executives from several of Spain’s most progressive enterprises together with global management experts and researchers to ask the question: “What could happen if we elevated our strategic priorities to include the protection of dignity, the promotion of human flourishing, and the creation of optimal work conditions?”

Article can be viewed here:

Executives interested in joining the Humanistic Management Workshop IECO-RCC Harvard next year, or learning more about professional development opportunities with a focus on protecting dignity and promoting well-being in organizing, should contact This year’s workshop was organized jointly by the Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations (IECO) and the Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) at Harvard University, in partnership with the International Humanistic Management Association’s (IHMA) Centers Consortium and the Abigail Adams Institute (AAI).