CHAPTER 6

Mindfulness and Humanistic Management

Michael Pirson

As we are witnessing various global and societal crises, we also witness a failure of management. Many management practices fail to account for the larger societal problems that business cause, for example climate change. A more mindful form of management could, however, reconsider organizational practices that respect human dignity and promote human well-being within the planetary boundaries.

Mindlessness at work, nevertheless, has become a global touchstone of mockery and entertainers have enchanted audiences worldwide with comedies featuring mindless managers (including “The Office” or “Office Space”). Dilbert is one of the longest running cartoon strips across the world. Steve ...

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