Humanistic Management Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 85–94 | Cite as

Strengthening Humanistic Management

  • Chris LaszloEmail author
Original research


Humanistic management is emerging as a response to the economistic paradigm prevalent in today’s business schools, corporations, and society. There are many compelling reasons why the economistic paradigm is becoming obsolete, and even dangerous, for business if it is to become an agent of world benefit. The purpose of this article is not to explain these reasons but rather to situate the transition to humanistic management in the context of multiple worldviews. We propose an historical sequence of worldviews each with its own paradigmatic assumptions about what it means to be human and the nature of the world. We draw on converging insights between new science and ancient spiritual traditions to outline an emerging quantum worldview. We further submit that integrating elements of the quantum worldview into humanistic management strengthens it in ways that are essential to humankind’s ability to shift to full-spectrum flourishing, defined as a world in which people and all life thrive now and across future generations.


Full-spectrum flourishing Quantum-science worldview Consciousness of connectedness Mindfulness practice 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Weatherhead School of ManagementCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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