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Humanistic Management: What Has Love Got to Do with it?

Humanistic Management: What Has Love Got to Do with it? Humanistic Management Journal (2021) 6:1–4 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-021-00106-0 EDITORIAL Humanistic Management: What Has Love Got to Do with it? 1 2 2 2 Michael Pirson & Cinzia Dessi & Michela Floris & Ernestina Giudici Published online: 28 April 2021 The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021 As the COVID Pandemic has shocked and transformed our societies and organizations we are at a crossroads in terms of what can arise? Shall we build back what was before or build back better. How would we build back better? What seems to be clear is that perennial human needs that cannot be ignored. Being a fundamentally social being is one of those truths that the pandemic with its lockdowns and social distancing is shining light on. In management we have long witnessed the pandemic of psychopathic individualism and the ensuing estrangement of people and their organizations. Employee engagement and stakeholder trust are persistently low and arguably influenced by a corporatist approach to organizing. Family businesses often do have a competitive and collaborative advantage as they provide a higher sense of purpose and community to many people. Love is a way to understand what distinguishes what family businesses are doing from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Humanistic Management Journal Springer Journals

Humanistic Management: What Has Love Got to Do with it?

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
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2366-603X
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2366-6048
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10.1007/s41463-021-00106-0
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Humanistic Management Journal (2021) 6:1–4 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-021-00106-0 EDITORIAL Humanistic Management: What Has Love Got to Do with it? 1 2 2 2 Michael Pirson & Cinzia Dessi & Michela Floris & Ernestina Giudici Published online: 28 April 2021 The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021 As the COVID Pandemic has shocked and transformed our societies and organizations we are at a crossroads in terms of what can arise? Shall we build back what was before or build back better. How would we build back better? What seems to be clear is that perennial human needs that cannot be ignored. Being a fundamentally social being is one of those truths that the pandemic with its lockdowns and social distancing is shining light on. In management we have long witnessed the pandemic of psychopathic individualism and the ensuing estrangement of people and their organizations. Employee engagement and stakeholder trust are persistently low and arguably influenced by a corporatist approach to organizing. Family businesses often do have a competitive and collaborative advantage as they provide a higher sense of purpose and community to many people. Love is a way to understand what distinguishes what family businesses are doing from

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Humanistic Management JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 28, 2021

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