As part of an ongoing initiative we are releasing individual articles, every two weeks approx.
The theme for the Winter 2018 edition of e-O&P is Humanistic management: an alternative way of organising? Guest Editors Christina Schwabenland and Paul Harrison.
In November 2017 Christina and Paul launched the UK Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network (HMN) at the Young Foundation in London with a line-up of great speakers. At that launch, they met Bob MacKenzie from AMED and began to discuss overlapping areas of interest and concern. From these discussions, the opportunity arose to jointly create a special issue for AMED’s journal e-Organisations and People (e-O&P).
They saw this as an opportunity to continue the debate, to develop their ideas about the role and importance of humanistic management in the UK.
7th article in this edition
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John Rosling’s article takes a very different approach. While the other authors have all written about humanistic management (or its opposite) in practice, with all the messiness that such experiential accounts always involve, John’s contribution is more abstract. Starting from the observation that the frequently proposed links between purpose and performance are more aspirational than demonstrated in evidence, he then develops a model to demonstrate how such links might actually be manifested in organisations. His proposition is that without ownership, trust and an understanding of context, a sense of purpose alone is not enough. Although his starting point is quite different from the other authors in this collection, his conclusions are very similar.
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