Article: Logoleadership And Meaning Within Organizations

The current globalized milieu compels post-modern individuals to search for meaning in their work. Organizations have the opportunity to fulfill the lacunae generated by the deficiency of spiritual and religious communities and to subsequently aid workers in finding meaning while profiting financially from their engagement within the organization. Logoleadership refers to the union of leadership practices with the logotherapeutic techniques established by Dr. Viktor Frankl. The paper evaluates and critiques Mayfield and Mayfield’s (2012) conceptual model of logoleader.

Research: Evaluating Organizational Knowledge Transfer In The IT Industry

Organizations are continuously faced with various challenges. One particular problem is related to the retirement or brain drain of some of their essential human resources resulting in the loss of critical knowledge. Knowledge is regarded as one of the principal sources of innovation for organizations to remain competitive and create sustainable progress. Essential steps for the organization to augment their knowledge base is knowledge integration, knowledge preservation and knowledge utilization (Kabir, 2015). The research will be concluded through the connection of three crucial domains, specifically knowledge management theories, human resource theories, and communication theories. The objective is to develop a new framework or model to include programs and other methods to better prepare organizations for the imminent loss of a company’s critical knowledge value, as well as how best this essential intellectual information can be preserved for the long term sustainability and competitiveness of the corporation. Furthermore, the above will be researched utilizing a triangulated research method by reviewing existing scholarly literature, through the analysis of the company’s information along interviewing of key stakeholders from South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Research: Workforce Engagement of Generation Z: Multi-generational Management Within Romanian Enterprises

Select academics have acknowledged the conflict between generations and its negative impact on workforce productivity, company progress and overall advancement (Desai & Lele, 2017). However, it is unprecedented for managers to ensure the engagement of as many as four different generations as part of the workforce at the same time (Society for Human Resource Management, 2007). Significant attention has been directed towards engagement, referring to the sense of purpose of employees combined with focused energy displayed through personal initiative, flexibility and sustained effort towards the objectives of the organization or company (Macey et al., 2009). Unrest within the multi-generational workforce that instigates lost knowledge (DeLong, 2004) and produces the lack of emotional paycheck (Siebert, 2006) required by each generation is regarded to be the result of generational dissimilates in values and expectations (Sessa et al., 2007; Twenge, 2010; Kodatt et al., 2009). Yet, the values, expectations and working condition preferences of Generation Z individuals, who are presently penetrating the job market, have not been thoroughly examined.

Book: Farwell To Modernism

Farewell to Modernism: On Human Devolution in the Twenty-First Century is an original, pathbreaking, revolutionary, and totalizing critique of received Modernist ideas, including Modernist Utopianism. In that vein, it unseats virtually every dearly held myth of EuroModernist discourse. It offers a new episteme based on our true ontic nature—our anthropic species-being—as an offset and correction to all brands of EuroModernist idylls, be they of Left or Right, that have repeatedly brought the world to the brink of annihilation. In sum, this book argues that neither philosophy nor social science are tenable without a true, realist anthropology of the human species that sets limits to both political idealism and social engineering.

Article: CSR As Mythology

Publisher: Monarch Business School Switzerland Publication Type: Article Authors: Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, D.Phil. Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Mythology In his famous book “Unto This Last”, the English social thinker John Ruskin (b. 1819- d. 1900) discusses the existence of an ossifiant theory of progress based on a rigidly conventional pattern of science that effectively negates the soul. (Ruskin, 2005) He compares the nascent theory of political economy of the time to a science of gymnastics … Read more…

Book: The Post Human Society

THE POST-HUMAN SOCIETY is a Path-breaking attempt at a ‘culture-critique’ of the word’s most dominant societal formation: a passionate, literary, ethically and aesthetically inclined, appraisal of the USA. Liberally utilizing a vibrant, sparkling, First-Person Narrative, cartwheeling freely across all conventional disciplinary boundaries, it renders a lyrical expose of all the internal ephemera – social, political, aesthetic – of the only Hegemon left standing on this Planet. Chapter by Chapter, every segment of US societal life is unravelled, with its internal ‘geist’ fully laid bare – as if with a scalpel. The Book carries a Foreword by noted UK Scholar, Professor John Hobson of the University of Sheffield.

DIssertation: Recursive Organizational Dynamics: A Novel Approach To Organization Design

It is ironic that while the vagaries of legal history granted corporations all the rights and privileges of real flesh-and-blood citizens, they are still frequently organized around the mechanistic command-and-control structures in vogue a century ago (Wheatley, 2006). And while the public becomes ever more enraged by the seemingly cynical abuses of a corporate elite hiding behind these assumed rights, it is clear that in a fluid, globalized economy, such rigid and outmoded organizational structures are inadequate in the area that is truly the corporate domain, i.e. the marketplace (Senge P. M., 1999; Capra, 2010). In order to address the suggested operational shortcomings of the modern company, there is a growing cadre of researchers and consultants who have realized that the body corporate is better described by a more organic model of organization. These researchers include Margaret Wheatley, Peter Senge, and Arie De Geus. In order to illuminate new approaches these authors show repeated allusions and allegories to biological systems and even comparisons to the strange world of quantum mechanics. In these modern perspectives, instead of a Newtonian production-oriented collection of individuals and discrete events, the corporation is viewed as an energetic creation-oriented web of relationships (Senge P. M., 1999; Wheatley, 2006; Wolfe, 2011). This is the concept of a living organization, where ‘living’ refers to the way it communicates, evolves and creates, and not to its legal status with respect to the legislative apparatus. The presented research introduces a novel method of rational and consistent explanation for how the complex web of organizational relationships follow, and can be characterized by, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the orderly functioning of the natural world. A formal model is presented that connects the concepts of organic organization with a structured means of design.