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Chapter name: Humanistic Management Network Swiss Chapter

Contact name: Ernst von Kimakowitz

Background information: In 2007 the humanistic management movement was institutionalized by founding a charitable Swiss association in the Canton of St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland, beautifully nestled between lake Constance and the Alps.

The Swiss Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network works on the basis that a fundamental paradigm shift is needed in the way we define the purpose of business and its role in society. To this end the Swiss Chapter promotes the approach to humanistic management developed by the Humanistic Management Center that is based on the three pillars of 1) Respect for human dignity 2) Integration of ethical considerations in management decisions and 3) Engagement with stakeholders

More on this approach can be found under http://www.humanisticmanagement.org.

Chapter activities: The Swiss Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network is undertaking three types of activities.

· Supporting the humanistic management movement globally by empowering and facilitating chapter activities worldwide

· Organizing and participating in events that aim to promote the ideas of humanistic management

· Providing input on further developing the foundations of humanistic management

The Swiss Chapter runs and channels its own activities mainly through the Humanistic Management Center (www.humanisticmanagement.org), an independent think–tank, learning institution and advisory firm in the corporate responsibility and business ethics arena. 

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We are proud to be a Vision Partner of the IGNITE Movement for the second year running. After a huge success in 2015, the student-run initiative will hold its second conference on the 16th and 17th November 2016 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

The initiative focuses on purpose-driven business and the positive impacts a good company culture as well as humanistic leadership can have not just on employees’ wellbeing but also on society by forming financially and socially successful organisations. The unique conference brings together international pioneer leaders, leading academics and students in order to gain insights into a new approach to leadership.

Read more: 2016 IGNITE Conference

Interview and article on business ethics in pay, the client magazine of Arvato Financial Solutions.

The 03/2016 edition of Pay Magazine, the client magazine of Arvato Financial Solutions features the topic of Morality. For the Magazine the HMC has given an interview on general questions of business ethics and morals and why they matter for a healthy private sector generating sustainable value for both the business and society at large. This edition of pay also features an article on the activities of some prominent entrepreneurs including our comments.

The interview and article are available in both, German and an English transaltion here: Moral Considerations need Leeway

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The Humanistic Management Center gladly accepted the invitation to present and discuss the foundations of a human centered management paradigm under the framing question of What Makes Organizations Great?. The main presupposition of this presentation is that the combination of democratic government and market economies has had a hugely liberating and prosperity generating effect in many parts of the world. Simultaneously however, we can increasingly observe the limitations of theories, policies and business practices that are based on the belief that market forces automatically and autonomously deliver desired results.

You can see further information on the event here

The HMC has been collaborating with Soka University in Tokyo, Japan for several years. During a semester long stay in Tokyo a range of activities provided the opportunity to promote Humanistic Management.

The following activities took place from April to July 2016:

  • One undergraduate course on Humanistic Management
  • A series of faculty workshops discussing elements of Humanistic Management including its fit to the Buddhist tradition of Soka University: Faculty workshop series
  • Several guest lectures and talks: Lecture on Key Drivers in Humanistic Management
  • An interview in Japans third largest daily newspaper with a print run of 10 million copies: Interview in Seikyo Shimbun

You can see the overview with download options under this link.

Introduction to Humanistic Management


 
 

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30.5%United States United States
10.7%Colombia Colombia
4.8%Germany Germany
4.8%India India
4.1%Mexico Mexico
3.4%Switzerland Switzerland
3.4%United Kingdom United Kingdom
3.4%Brazil Brazil
3.1%Spain Spain
3.1%Australia Australia