2021 ANNUAL HUMANISTIC MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
The 2021 Ninth Annual Humanistic Management Conference will take place online and is brought to you by our Chapters from around the world on the theme of Solutions.
Our 2021 conference will take place online, centred on the contributions of our Chapters from around the world. The theme is Solutions.
We all use the word solution numerous times on any single day and yet we may not always have a clear view on what actually is a solution. We want to hire solution-oriented people to join our organizations; we want politicians to offer solutions to the challenges we face; we want businesses to provide products and services that deliver solutions; and we ourselves want to feel productive by developing and implementing solutions. But who will be able to derive meaningful benefits from those solutions? Who determines what resources are provided for solutions geared towards maintaining the status quo versus those challenging it?
Solutions are wanting in this world, but what differentiates a solution from a quick fix or a remedy, (how) can we know if a hailed solution will create adverse side effects? For how long must a solution provide a solution to be a solution? Why are we so receptive for the temptations of solutionist narratives?
These are some of the questions we will discuss at this year’s edition of the Annual Humanistic Management Conference, but to enrich our practical understanding of the theme, we shall also provide plenty of examples of policies, organizations and individuals that deliver solutions aligned to Humanistic Management principles.
We are most grateful to our partners, sponsors and donors for supporting us with the technology needs and organizational efforts to enhance your conference experience that we are happy to bring to you free of charge.
To provide you with a valuable conference experience we have built an interactive program spanning three days to offer you keynotes, workshops, paper sessions, panels and even online networking opportunities. While our 2021 Annual Humanistic Management Conference is brought to you online, it is still delivered in the same spirit of providing you with a rich and fun conference experience.
Come join us at the 2021 Ninth Annual Humanistic Management Conference – together we make impact towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet.
On behalf of everyone at the Humanistic Management Network we look forward to welcoming you.
The Conference Organizing Committee