About the Humanistic Management Network Austria Chapter
The Humanistic Management Network (HMN) Austria Chapter was announced formally on 5th November during the first Austria Chapter session of the Annual Humanistic Management Conference which took place globally online in 2020. It coincided on one hand with the Covid pandemic, which showed again systemic weaknesses of our dominant economic paradigm.
It became clear one more time, that our creativity, many collective efforts and systemic changes are urgently needed to foster socio-economic resilience. This is why the Austrian Chapter cooperated intensively from the beginning with the international, inter- and transdisciplinary team of researchers around MaRei.ie, the SFI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Its profound reflections on “Deep Institutional Innovation for Sustainability and Human Development” (DIIS) became the initial impulse also for the Austrian Chapter. Another source of our collaboration are strong contacts to the seat of the United Nations in vienna, to be seen in our strong support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are confident that – guided by the vision and philosophy of the parent HMN Global Network – and with the support of many other ‘humanistic management’ friends, we are becoming a dynamic and solid net for “human centered” management and development; a network, renowned in a wider community for creating active knitting points between inspiring people around a shared moving vision. We invite you to join our energy, it is being often renewed by inspiring individuals!
Austria Chapter Team
We are very happy to introduce the first members of the Humanistic Management Network Austria Chapter team. Below you can find their short bio and how they contribute to the Chapter.
Blandina (Dina) Baranes has been engaged in several international media and academic think tank endeavors.
Mag. Blandina (Dina) Baranes
Mag. Blandina (Dina) Baranes has been engaged in several international media and academic think tank endeavors. Her focus lies in science communication as well as cultural and interdisciplinary academic undertakings. Currently, she is Secretary-General of the Center for Israel Studies Vienna. In her capacity as a board member of an international women’s organization, she has been passionate about contributing to a more equal society underlining the importance of higher education in an increasingly knowledge-driven society and supporting women’s leadership and empowerment.
Ludwig Büll is a management consultant (www.buell.at) in organizational development, accounting, managerial accounting and IT.
Mag. Ludwig Büll
Ludwig Büll has been working as management consultant (www.buell.at) in organizational development, accounting, managerial accounting and IT since 2009; previously he was active in various businesses and as managing director of important nonprofit and education institutions; since 2011 he has been a honorary board member of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD International.
Carla Czilczer is a prospective doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck.
Carla Czilczer is a prospective doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck working in the field of work and organizational psychology. Her research focuses on promoting decent work and worker health and well-being by closely examining the adverse effects of precarious employment as a globally pressing issue.
Nadja Forster is a Female Pioneer, multiple entrepreneur and a researcher of potentials with focus on fluid organizations.
Nadja is a passionate and active creator in the actual transformation of the world. As a pioneer she has developed an economic concept with a colleague that is based on empathy as well as an organizational concept based on potentials by herself. She is also a multiple author, podcaster and vlogger.
What she creates, she also implements and lives in her own companies. With her focus on potentials and her foresight, she discovers and draws connections at different potential levels and repeatedly makes the impossible possible.
Markus Glatz-Schmallegger is consultant, coach and ethics – lecturer at two Austrian universities.
Dr. Markus Glatz-Schmallegger
Markus Glatz-Schmallegger is consultant, coach and ethics – lecturer at two Austrian universities. He is organizational councelor and coach with his own company www.valUse.at. In 2018 and 2019 he had been co-editing two international books on management of social innovations. He is part of the team “Deep Institutional Innovation for Sustainability” around the SFI Irish Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation www.Marei.ie.
Sabine Gromers primary focus is dignity enforced by ethical leadership, equality and creating felt experiences in interventions.
Sabine Gromer is a passionate transformation architect. Her primary focus is dignity enforced by ethical leadership, equality and creating felt experiences in interventions. The Founder, Leadership Consultant and Executive Whisperer has created the IgniteDignity Institute and www.magnoliatree.org as well as wisdom circles. She is an expert in deep dignified change processes, is a NextGen Board Member of FREDLeadership, a supporter of Future Stewards and TEDx Host (Countdown). Previously, Sabine held a number of leadership roles in the Finance Industry, such as Managing Director, Global Head of Organisation Effectiveness at a Financial Services.
Sonja Haubitzer, M Ed, registered care person (DGKP / APN), law expert, senior lecturer (care and law) at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.
Mag. Sonja Haubitzer
Sonja Haubitzer, M Ed, registered care person (DGKP / APN), law expert, senior lecturer (care and law) at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Health Sciences and Social Work, authorised and certified court expert advisor, trainer at Wifi, BFI, ÖGKV and College of Surgeons).
Lisa Hopfgartner is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Lisa Hopfgartner is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her research centers on the relationships of work and employment with health, well-being, and general quality of life. She is especially interested in humanistic perspectives on precarious employment with a particular focus on marginalized groups. She is a member of the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology (GOHWP), the Global Living Organisational Wage Project (Project GLOW), and the Future of Work and Organizational Psychology movement (FoWOP).
Melitta Horak BSc, Msc, senior lecturer and researcher Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and registered care person (DGKP / APN).
Mag. Melitta Horak
Melitta Horak BSc, Msc, senior lecturer and researcher Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Health Sciences and Social Work) registered care person (DGKP / APN), advanced practice nurse, integrated care manager, certified case-manager.
Patricia Jasek is a senior researcher at “Forschung Burgenland” at the University of Applied Sciences, Burgenland.
Patricia Jasek is a senior researcher at “Forschung Burgenland”, a R&D-subsidiary of the University of Applied Sciences, Burgenland, in the Department “Energy Transition”. Her work focuses on topics related to renewable energies, but also in general on the consequences of climate change and measures against it. This also includes the prevention of impacts on human health.
Prof. (FH) Mag. DDr. Peter J. Mayer, MAS MSc MBA is Professor for integrated supply sciences in health and social services
Prof. (FH) Mag. DDr. Peter J. Mayer, MAS MSc MBA
Prof. (FH) Mag. DDr. Peter J. Mayer, MAS MSc MBA
Professor for integrated supply sciences in health and social services
After several leading functions in the top-management of health and social service organizations Peter Mayer has been in charge of the master study course “health management and integrated care” at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland for quite some years now. His focus in all his functions is the perspective of patients and clients, appreciative cooperation as cultural fundament as well as responsible use of resources as ethical obligation. He values ”creating instead of administrating” as maxim for managerial acting.
Christian Seubert is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Christian Seubert is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His current research focuses on precarious employment, decent work, and job design that promotes health and personality development. He is co-founder of the “Humane Arbeit GmbH” (www.humanearbeit.com), where he is especially interested in harnessing evidence on human-oriented employment and working conditions for organisations’ management practices. He is a member of the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology (GOHWP) and the Global Living Organisational Wage Project (Project GLOW).
Miriam Suchet is consultant and coach for excellence in change with extensive experience in IT consulting and management.
Miriam Suchet is a passionate consultant and coach for excellence in change. For 18 years, she has been working in IT consulting and management and has there experienced and led a variety of changes and transformations. Within all these changes, she realized that the main success factor for change is not IT systems, propcesses and structures, but people. She now helps managers and companies to shorten and simplify long change projects. Besides, she’s member of the Munich chapter of Junior Chamber International.
Diana Weiss is currently working as sourcing support at an international production company with over 400 employees living in Klagenfurt.
Diana Weiss is currently working as sourcing support at an international production company with over 400 employees living in Klagenfurt. She studied Applied Business Economics at the University of Klagenfurt focussing on Controlling and strategic Management, Human Resource Management as well as Non-Profit and Public Management. Her chronic curiosity, passion for profound topics and enthusiasm for holistic context allowed her to study further. During her practical experience for many years in different companies as well as training in the fields of business ethics, sustainability and welfare economics, she has acquired the ability to think and work proactive and independently, dreaming for a new culture of leadership and humanistic value-based management.
Sara Wurzer is a PhD student at the department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Sara Wurzer is a PhD student at the department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. After completing her studies in psychology and economics at the University of Innsbruck, her passion for the scientific research process and her interest in sustainability inspired her to pursue a doctorate. Her research is centered around sustainable production and consumption in a globalized world, with a focus on promoting living wages and fair trade. She is dedicated to finding solutions that support a more sustainable and equitable future.
Ian Hughes is liaison to the DIIS project from www.Marei.ie. He is Senior Policy Advisor and Senior Research Fellow with MaREI
Dr Ian Hughes holds a joint position as Senior Policy Advisor in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and as a Senior Research Fellow with MaREI. Ian’s focus is on providing a link between research and policy in order to assist policymakers in Ireland’s transition to sustainability. A major focus is on embedding system innovation thinking within Ireland’s innovation policy system. Over the last ten years, Ian has played a role in advising on the development of a range of government STI strategies, including Ireland’s recently published national innovation strategy ‘Innovation 2020’. For the last decade, he has also acted as Ireland’s national representative to the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) where he was involved in the OECD’s work on system innovation.
Brian O. Gallachoir is liaison to the DIIS project from www.Marei.ie. He is Director of MaREI and Professor of Energy Engineering at UCC.
Brian Ó Gallachóir
Brian Ó Gallachóir is Director of MaREI and Professor of Energy Engineering at UCC. He leads MaREI’s research on building and using energy systems models that have underpinned Irish and EU energy and climate mitigation policies and energy company strategies. He is also MaREI’s Education and Public Engagement Champion and received the Science Foundation Ireland Best International Engagement Award 2020. Brian is elected Chair of International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on energy systems modelling (IEA-ETSAP) and an elected Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering. Brian has published extensively (over 110 journal papers and h-index of 42), has a B.Sc. from TCD and a PhD from UCC.
Ernst von Kimakowitz acts as liaison to the global Humanistic Management Network community
Dr. Ernst von Kimakowitz
Ernst von Kimakow is passionate about strengthening the positive impact of business towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet. He is founding director of the Humanistic Management Center and co-founder of the Humanistic Management Network. He leads the executive training provider Ethics First, is a lecturer at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland and was a visiting professor at Soka University in Tokyo.
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Austria Chapter Lead - Sara Wurzer announces HMN research endowment on Living Wages at Atmiya University
Sara Wurzer, Austria Chapter Lead of the HMN is proud to announce the establishment of a research fund at Atmiya University, aimed at fostering the concept of ‘Living Wages’.
The initiative was announced by Sara during the valedictory session of the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends and Contemporary Practices held on February 9th and 10th 2024 at Atmiya University in India.
The newly launched fund seeks to propel research endeavours that contribute to the establishment of living wages, particularly focusing on their implementation in India and other regions of the Global South. By nurturing investigations from young scholars into this research topic, the initiative aspires to catalyse meaningful progress towards social justice in labour practices, thereby fostering sustainable social and economic development.
Austria Chapter Co-lead wins best paper award
Sara Wurzer, Co-lead of the HMN Austria Chapter, clinched a Best Paper Award at Markcon 24 for her presentation titled “Is fairness paying off? Willingness to pay for socially sustainable products in the case of South African wine”
The conference, themed “Sustainable Marketing: A Conscious Consumerism and Public Policy Perspective”, unfolded from January 4-6 at Indus Business Academy (IBA) in Bangalore, India.
Congratulations to Sara and sincere thanks to IBA Bangalore for hosting an exceptional event and acknowledging research highlighting a humanistic perspective on marketing and managerial decision-making.
Austria Chapter contribution to the 2021 Humanistic Management Conference
A summary video from the Austria Chapter contribution to the 2021 Humanistic Management Conference is available on our YouTube channel. The summary video is also available directly on our conference webpage.
Austria Chapter contribution to the 2020 Humanistic Management Conference
The full length video as well as a short summary video from the Austria Chapter contribution to the 2020 Humanistic Management Conference are available on our YouTube channel. The summary video is also available directly on our conference webpage.
2020 HMN Confernce Paper presentation
Among other DIIS papers this presentation reflects on humanistic foundations of the DIIS work. It has been introduced during the HMN conference 2020 by Markus Glatz-Schmallegger and Ian Hughes who are members of the DIIS project with which the Humanistic Management Network is partnering. The corresponding paper will be published shortly here: Social Innovation and Deep Institutional Innovation for Sustainability and Human Development, in: Przegl?d Kulturoznawczy (Cultural Studies Review) 1 (47)2021
Professor Peter Mayer berichtet bei diesem online Meeting aus seiner Arbeit für den Ausbau des Integrierten Versorgungsmanagements in Österreich. Als Einstimmung werden innovative Ideen aus seinem aktuellen Masterstudiengang in Form von kurzen Videoshows gezeigt.
Anschließend berichten wir vom erfolgreichen Austria Chapter Beitrag der letzten globalen Humanistic Management Network Konferenz unter dem Titel “Revolt + Solutions = Revolution, Evolutions, …?”. Wir werden die zahlreichen Impulse unserer großartigen Gäste – Nadav Eyal, Ian Hughes, Alyssa Jade McDonald Bärtl – für unser gemeinsames Engagement auswerten.
Wir freuen uns sehr, wenn Sie unser engagiertes Netzwerk auch im neuen Jahr online besuchen kommen!
Peter Mayer ist Professor of Healthcare Management, Unversity of Applied Sciences Burgenland
Humanistic Management and Innovation in the Care Sector
June 16th, 2021
Hosted by the HMN Austria Chapter
Von Pflege-Innovationen bis zur Seniorenmesse im Austria Chapter
Zuerst stellen Melitta Horak und Sonja Haubitzer von der Fachhochschule Kärnten ein Pilotprojekt für “Familienzentriertes Case Management” und aktuelle inhaltliche Anliegen im Bereich der Pflegewissenschaften vor.
Dann geben Ludwig und Ellen Büll einen „Reisebericht“ aus der Praxis ihres eigenen Unternehmens: von einer klassischen Unternehmensberatung zur Seniorenmesse. “Und plötzlich finden wir uns als Nichtgolfer mitten im Lockdown mit Serge Falck am Tegernsee im Interview mit einem der berühmtesten Golftrainer der Top-Liga. Ob wir diesmal den Ball zu hoch geworfen haben….?”
– Was motiviert uns eine Messefirma zu übernehmen?
– Einiges über das Funktionieren von Netzwerken und belastbaren Beziehungen,
– von der Weiterentwicklung über Reisemesse zum Golf,
– bis zum Ausblick (digitale Welt)
Humanistic Strategies in Organizational Psychology
April 15th, 2021
Hosted by the HMN Austria Chapter
HMN´s Austria chapter met online April 16th 2021 to discuss humanistic strategies in organizational psychology and practical tools for “humane work”. Colleagues of the University Innsbruck and its compartments for applied psychology I and II presented actual projects. They stated that their values are radical-humanist. The “research is exclusively dedicated to improve prosociality, ethics, personal development, health and well-being, democracy and justice”. Many direct links to the conceptual fundaments of the Humanistic Management Network could easily be identified. Therefore a common planning process for HMNs annual global conference in 2021 has been started at the end of the very fruitful and activating meeting. Thanks to all present guests and HMN members.
November 5th 2020, 8.30 to 10.30 am. Online: “Business as unusual: Sustainable Development Goals”. The chair puts into perspective the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as challenge for economy and businesses being of essential relevance in our present societal context. Please follow the link to the conference webpage: http://humanisticmanagement.network/conference2020
The Humanistic Management Network Austria Chapter is currently expanding its network of partners so watch this space for updates over the coming months.
The Deep Institutional Innovation for Sustainability and Human Development (DIIS) project sees clear evidence that current social institutions are not optimal, either for human flourishing or for addressing global challenges.
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