In 2011 Humanistic Management in Practice, the first book of the Humanism in Business Book Series came out at Springer (Palgrave Macmillan), with whom the Humanistic Management Network has brought to market 14 books in the series to date. The first volume of Humanistic Management in Practice presented 19 case examples of businesses from around the globe that are anchored in principles we uphold in Humanistic Management. The volume served as an important 'proof of concept' by demonstrating the feasibility of business models and management styles that embrace a humanistic and reject a mechanistic view of the firm. In its introduction the book had also introduced unconditional respect for human dignity as the foundation for how we define Humanistic Management.
Five years on it is high time to publish a second volume with a new set of case examples of humanistic business leadership at its finest.
The second volume will follow the same concept whil eit is using fresh cases to demonstrate yet again that humanistic management is not only a theoretical framework but a reality for successful businesses of different sizes, geographies and industries around the world. These examples serve to clarify that thriving businesses can very well be based on a humanistic management paradigm whilst being successful in competitive Markets.