Strategy & Business Magazine @stratandbiz is celebrating 20 years in publication this year.
Part of their celebration was to tell the story of the History of Management.
A small group of people in organization development were invited to Price Waterhouse and Coopers in New York.
We decided that framing themes without specifically identifying key outcomes was a better, more interactive approach. This supports the macro transition from being a source to being a conduit.
We mapped out themes and resources that have impacted our thinking across time using philosophy, history, and sociology to be our guide. Instead of coming up with a timeline and key points we framed 20 significant themes and suggested the resources for those who want to do a deeper dive.
In addition to myself, here are the individuals who participated:
Napier Collyns, my personal friend & mentor -also member of the group planning scenario team at Royal Dutch Shell, cofounder of Global Business Network, and management historian
Lex Schroeder, editor at the Lean Enterprise Institute, strategist with Take the Lead Women, and researcher on the future of work and leadership
Andrea Gabor author of The Capitalist Philosophers: The Geniuses of Modern Business — Their Lives, Times, and Ideas (Three Rivers Press, 2000), and chair of business journalism at Baruch College, City University of New York
Walter Kiechel author of The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World(Harvard Business Press, 2010)
Thomas A. Stewart, author of Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations (Doubleday, 1997), former chief marketing and knowledge officer at Booz & Company and editor of Harvard Business Review
Duff McDonald, author of The Firm: The Story of McKinsey & Its Secret Influence on American Business(Simon & Schuster, 2013); and of a forthcoming book on Harvard Business School