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Featuring a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Despite decades of research and evidence, there is still extreme scepticism that businesses can combine a more humane style of management with superior shareholder returns, or that busy managers can be guided effectively by both their heads and their hearts. Vlatka Hlupic has spent 20 years investigating this paradox, developing an insightful critique of why such strong evidence has had limited impact and providing an alternative, practical approach that any employer can implement in order to overcome the unique challenges faced by their organizations.
A clear correlation exists between companies that do well and companies that are good – that is to say, organizations that promote goodwill internally and externally, and work proactively with stakeholders, employees, society and customers to achieve those goals. A 'bad' company, on the other hand, may do well but its success is unlikely to be sustainable. Humane Capital explores the steps that businesses need to take in order to become a 'good' organization that can achieve long-term results.
Supported by insights from interviews with 58 leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, Humane Capital argues for a radical reassessment of current business models. Using stories of managers from both the private and public sectors who have been effective in making the transition, Hlupic shows how successful leaders have moved their organizations from controlled and orderly to enthusiastic and collaborative – and shows how current leaders and managers can do the same.
About the Author
Vlatka Hlupic is an international award-winning thought leader. She is Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School, a consultant/Visiting Faculty for Said Business School and a global faculty member of FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance. Vlatka is also a founder and CEO of The Management Shift Ltd and the Drucker Society London. She was voted one of the Most Influential Thinkers in the world in 2015 and 2016 by HR magazine.
'Not only are great leaders first and foremost good human beings, Vlatka's excellent book Humane Capital explains loud and clear how this can be translated into high-performance organizations and above-average return. Possibly the best investment you could ever make.' Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Vice-Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact
'Humane Capital presents a well-researched argument for the growing importance of humanizing business and Vlatka's narrative incorporates several compelling case studies that demonstrate that 'doing good' is actually 'good business'.' Sangeet Paul Choudary, best-selling author of 'Platform Revolution' and 'Platform Scale'; World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; Top 10 HBR contributor; Founder of Platformation Labs
'A powerful, and provocative, blend of case studies, research, and practical implications for making business more personal and the personal more humane.' David Burkus, author of 'Friend of a Friend' and 'Under New Management'
'The importance of human quality is critical to organizational success. Vlatka's Humane Capital will make a difference for business leaders and organizations.' Subir Chowdhury, best-selling author; CEO of ASI Consulting Group; Thinkers50 management thought leader
'Humane Capital is an outstanding read from a management scholar who has worked extensively with leaders and businesses. It highlights the thoughts and reflections of 58 business leaders in a lively and entertaining way -many nuggets of wisdom here!' Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School; President of the CIPD; President of the British Academy of Management; Immediate Past President of RELATE; President of the Institute of Welfare; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from HR Magazine
Part 1 - Why do we need to humanize organizations?
Chapter 1: The traditional business model is broken
Part 2 - What are the best practices in humanized organizations?
Chapter 2: Winning strategies: how the public sector achieves more with less
Chapter 3: Profit and principle combined: inspirational stories from the private sector corporations
Chapter 4: Rising stars getting it right: inspirational stories from SMEs
Chapter 5: Humanized and humane: winning strategies from the non-profit sector
Part 3 - How to humanize your organization and transform workplace performance
Chapter 6: What the evidence tells us: data patterns from interviewees show how the best-led organizations succeed
Chapter 7: Applying the lessons
Part 4 - What can you do to make a difference?
Chapter 8: Creating positive ripples - the few affect the whole
ISBN: 9781472957641 ISBN-10: 1472957644 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 7th January 2019 Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4
Weight (kg): 0.62