Zen & Creative Management

A blog devoted to the book Zen & Creative Management by Albert Low. By blogging about this author’s work, my hope is to generate creative ideas about bringing spirit into the workplace.

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Classical organization theory suggests that there is “the company” and that there is “change,” and these two are in some way in opposition.  Monolithic organizations have been set up with the view that the company acquires significance through its stability.  Emphasis has been put on the hierarchical structuring, and a tendency toward “power structuring” has …

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Chapter 1–Page 2

Page 2 ~ In addition to job description and organization charts in a company, there are other elements such as budgets, forms, appraisal systems, systems for introducing new products to the company, salary-administration systems, long-range forecasts, management-development systems, goal-setting systems, data-processing systems, and management-information systems.  All are developed independently with very little integration and frequently …

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Shareholder, Employee, Customer: The Basic Triad

A company is a multidimensional system capable of growth, expansion, and self-regulation.  It is, therefore, not a thing, but a set of interacting forces.  Any theory of organiztion must be capable of reflecting a company’s many facets, its dynamism, and its basic orderliness.  When a company organization is reviewed, or when reorganizing a company, it …

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The Economy, Spirituality & Business

Modern capitalism is absolutely irreligious without internal union, without much public spirit, often, though not always, a mere congeries of possessors and pursuers. Maynard Keynes Economist Are we confronted with a tragic, insolvable dilemma? Must we produce a sick people in order to have a healthy economy, or can we use our material resources, our …

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What Is Guilt? Saanen Switzerland July, 1985

Watch Video Here.    Transcript follows: Guilt, I don’t have to read the question.  It is all rather mixed up here.  Why do we feel guilty?  You know what that word means.  Culpability.  Culpa. Why do we feel guilty?  Many people do.  It tortures their life.  Then it becomes an enormous problem. And that is …

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Shareholder, Customer, Employee–The Basic Triad

Chapter 1: Shareholder, Employee, Customer: The Basic Triad A company is a multidimensional system capable of growth, expansion, and self-regulation.  A system can be defined as a set of independent but mutually related elements. The different jobs or functions in a company are the “independent elements”; each has its own reason for being; each is …

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