Jennifer Hancock, IHMA USA Chapter member and founder of Humanist Learning Systems, has published a new book for Business Expert Press edited by David M. Wasieleski, Professor of Management & Business Ethics in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and member of the leadership team for the International Humanistic Management Association.
This book provides a short introduction to the philosophy of humanism and discusses how and why it is being applied to business and why it is so effective when you do so.
You can’t understand humanistic business management unless you understand what humanism is. This book provides a short introduction to the philosophy of humanism and discusses how and why it is being applied to business and why it is so effective when you do so. Humanism helps us prioritize human value as important. It supports positive interpersonal relationships and collaborative and respectful decision-making. Since all businesses are in the business of solving problems, good problem solving is essential to good business.
Humanism has already transformed many other disciplines including psychology, medicine, nursing, and more. Additionally, humanism is foundational to the practice of human resources, without which businesses cannot operate. It is important for business managers to understand the philosophy fully so they can understand how to not only manage people more effectively, but how to operate their businesses in a way that helps the communities in which they operate. This book will provide the primer they need to create more effective and ethical businesses.
This book can be purchased at:
Amazon as a kindle or paperback
Or through the publisher if you want to use it in a course
If you are interested in using the book in a course please visit Business Expert Press and request a desk copy: https://www.businessexpertpress.com/books/applied-humanism-how-to-create-more-effective-and-ethical-businesses/
The book is divided into 4 sections
Introduction to the philosophy of Humanism (Philosophy)
Applying Humanism to the Business of Business (Integrating Ethics into Decision Making and Interpersonal Relationships)
Problem Solving Like a Humanist (Strategy and Decision Making)
Case Studies – Applying Humanist methodology to problems liked Diversity & Inclusion and Harassment problems in the workplace.
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