2021 ANNUAL HUMANISTIC MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE THEME: HUMANISTIC MANAGEMENT BUILDS RESILIENCE
The 2021 ninth Annual Humanistic Management Conference will take place on [Month, Day – Day] 2021 in Athens, Greece, hosted by [Host Organization].
Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environments are testing individual, organizational and societal resilience. As technological advances, and competitive pressures are increasing, the relative stability of global governance is decreasing; as inequality is rising, our planet’s capacity to sustain life is declining; as our planet unifies in one single market place, the polity is ever more divided. In short, we are putting at risk the very foundations of social peace and cohesion on which free and prosperous societies are built as well as our planet’s capacity to sustain life.
To flourish or simply to stay afloat in this adverse environment, businesses seek to build resilience, or in other words, aim for the seemingly paradox of being flexible and rigid at the same time. While this challenge is generally shared around the globe we do find regional variations in the exposure to adversity and in the capacity to master it.
So where better to discuss the nexus between resilience and Humanistic Management than in a place that has had to master great adversity over the last decade while having an unparalleled track record of demonstrating resilience and developing humanistic thought, not through decades, but through millennia.
We are very excited to present to you the 2021 Seventh Annual Humanistic Management Conference in Athens, Greece on the topic of: Humanistic Management Builds Resilience.
We will assess and test the hypothesis that Humanistic Management builds resilience. We will explore how respect for the dignity of life, integrating ethical considerations in management decisions and engaging with stakeholders can help to be rigid and flexible at the same time. To this end we have built an interactive program spanning two days to offer you keynotes, workshops, paper sessions, panels, ample networking opportunities and the launch of the Humanistic Management Network Greece Chapter.
We are most grateful to our hosts and sponsors [Sponsor 1], [Sponsor 2] and the Weltethos Institute at the University of Tübingen, Germany for their generous support.
Come join us at the 2021 Seventh 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 in Athens.
Ernst von Kimakowitz
[Host Organization Member]