IHMA PhD Network Discussion Group – March 2021

IHMA PhD Network Discussion Group: March 22, 2021

Reading about Mindfulness in Organizations with a Humanistic Management Lens

Hosted by the International Humanistic Management Association’s PhD/ECR Reading Group

The International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) and its associated PhD network invite students and early career researchers to a reading group which aims to foster rigorous research based on a humanistic paradigm that considers dignity and wellbeing essential to all aspects of social life (Pirson & Lawrence, 2010; Pirson, 2019).

In past years, our reading group examined foundational papers on humanistic management, and surveyed the state of humanistic management research in various sub-disciplines of organizational scholarship. This year, we are developing a humanistic approach, or lens, for reading award-winning articles from across the field of management. We seek to understand how humanistic management offers new ways of seeing established research findings and ask how examples of outstanding scholarship might inform, unpack, or question facets of the emerging humanistic management paradigm.

For our meeting on Monday, March 22, at noon Eastern, we will discuss the theme of Mindfulness in Organizations in the following papers:

Kudesia, R. S. (2019). Mindfulness as metacognitive practice. Academy of Management Review, 44(2): 405-423.

Dane, E. (2011). Paying attention to mindfulness and its effects on task performance in the workplace. Journal of Management, 37(4): 997-1018.

At the session, the reading group hosts will summarize the articles and present a few building blocks of a humanistic management lens for reading. Then the group will discuss the readings in turn and how they respond and relate to the lens. Participants are encouraged to read through the articles beforehand.

Participants who wish to learn more about humanistic management and/or Mindfulness in Organizations may wish to consult these optional readings:

Pirson, M. 2019. A humanistic perspective for management theory: Protecting dignity and promoting well-being. Journal of Business Ethics, 159(1): 39–57.

Pirson, M. A., & Lawrence, P. R. 2010. Humanism in business—Towards a paradigm shift? Journal of Business Ethics, 93(4): 553–565.

Fiol, C. M., & O’Connor, E. J. (2003). Waking up! Mindfulness in the face of bandwagons. Academy of Management Review, 28(1): 54-70.

Weick, K. E., & Sutcliffe, K. M. (2006). Mindfulness and the quality of organizational attention. Organization Science, 17(4): 514-524.

This event is sponsored by the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne University.

Register to receive Zoom link.