The Makings of Humanistic Management
This Presentation outlines the fundamental ideas behind our approach to humanistic management. The Humanistic Management Center advocates a paradigm shift away from economistic views on market activities towards a humanistic approach.
To move from criticism of the status quo towards a fruitful discourse on alternatives we have developed and are furthering a three stepped approach defining what humanistic management is. This three stepped approach consists of:
- Non-instrumentalization of people in economic processes
- Integration of ethical reflection into managerial decision making
- Dialogical extension of ethical reflection through stakeholder dialogues
Together these steps lead to views on managerial tasks that are aligned to human nature and cater to a live conducive economy. It (re)establishes a role of business grounded in the need for market activities to serve people rather than vice versa, thus laying the foundation for a sustainable economy.