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Managing Towards a World that Works for all

Managing Towards a World that Works for all Humanistic Management Journal (2019) 4:1–4 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-019-00062-w EDITORIAL Michael Pirson Published online: 19 July 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019 Billionaires of the world are increasingly worried about the state of affairs. Ray Dalio joined a growing chorus of investors that are worried not only about the risks of climate change and other environmental threats (like Mike Bloomberg) but increasing inequality that acts as powder in an increasingly explosive political world. Management with a capital M, under- stood as a way of organizing affairs, needs to be refurbished because as a species we are mismanaging. From Sandwich to Bagel Management The current way we understand management has been dominated by a paradigm that works for a few and does not consider the rest. I am using the metaphor of the triangular bologna sandwich standing on its side sloping upwards (the kind of sandwich popular in the United States) as a way to describe how the success of current management models is evaluated - MORE is better; more money, more market share, more customers. It represents the idea that all we want is growth, unlimited growth. To manage for a world that works for all we need to shift the metaphor http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Humanistic Management Journal Springer Journals

Managing Towards a World that Works for all

Humanistic Management Journal , Volume 4 (1) – Jul 19, 2019

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Subject
Philosophy; Ethics; Quality of Life Research
ISSN
2366-603X
eISSN
2366-6048
DOI
10.1007/s41463-019-00062-w
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Abstract

Humanistic Management Journal (2019) 4:1–4 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-019-00062-w EDITORIAL Michael Pirson Published online: 19 July 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019 Billionaires of the world are increasingly worried about the state of affairs. Ray Dalio joined a growing chorus of investors that are worried not only about the risks of climate change and other environmental threats (like Mike Bloomberg) but increasing inequality that acts as powder in an increasingly explosive political world. Management with a capital M, under- stood as a way of organizing affairs, needs to be refurbished because as a species we are mismanaging. From Sandwich to Bagel Management The current way we understand management has been dominated by a paradigm that works for a few and does not consider the rest. I am using the metaphor of the triangular bologna sandwich standing on its side sloping upwards (the kind of sandwich popular in the United States) as a way to describe how the success of current management models is evaluated - MORE is better; more money, more market share, more customers. It represents the idea that all we want is growth, unlimited growth. To manage for a world that works for all we need to shift the metaphor

Journal

Humanistic Management JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 19, 2019

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