By Peter Koslowski (auth.), Peter Koslowski (eds.)
Managing as a sort of human motion has an inherent hyperlink with philosophy, that's additionally focused on selecting the right motion and how you can lead our lives. administration concept and philosophy can sign up for forces in epistemology (the philosophy of knowledge), ethics, and cultural concept. The epistemology of administration issues the query of ways administration can enhance its skill to create wisdom approximately handling businesses and approximately utilizing administration conception within the job of dealing with. administration ethics investigates the query of what the precise administration activities are. The cultural conception of administration examines how company tradition can elevate the cooperation in the enterprise and the way the cultural surplus price of goods and model administration can bring up the firm’s price construction in its products.
This e-book introduces the readers to primary ways during this new box, which represents a synthesis of administration and philosophical theory.
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The idea is that wholelife management integrates personal desire and the sense for the community so that the journey into the self will, in the end, be better for the common good. An example of this kind of whole-life management can be found in the book Corporate Religion by the Danish marketing expert, Jesper Kunde. 45 His work can be conceived as an effort to reckon with the dissolution of Protestant ethics in modern business. Kunde argues that clearly focused strategies, which are based on strong values, are conditions for corporate survival in a society of fragmenting values.
This spiritualization of corporations is not a return to Weber’s traditional mode of legitimating, but rather an integrated part of a modern project of aesthetization and spiritualization of the discourse of management. , to make them be conscious of values and to refer to the vision and missions of the corporation) is made easy through the creation of collective spiritual values expressed through New Age mythology. Spiritualized management allows for personal development and individual self-realization in corporations, rather than reducing human beings to work machines; employees are taken seriously as complex beings.
In order to cope with the loss of meaning in modern society, Kunde presents strong and very well-formulated values and values-driven management as responses to the problems of leadership in corporations. The firm should work with immaterial values in values-driven management by formulating its vision and mission in order to ensure commitment and action from its employees. The conscious religious strategy of values-driven management is about belief, community, strong management, and commitment and engagement in work.