Welcome to MANAGEMAGAZINE
Leading and managing with passion, wisdom, and creativity are at the heart of ManageMagazine.
My name is Dr. Vibeke Vad Baunsgaard and I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief at ManageMagazine.
As both a researcher and an organizational practitioner it is evident that knowledge from the worlds of both research and practice can make a huge positive impact on people, organizations, and societies. For that reason, it should be readily available to you at all times. It is therefore the mission of ManageMagazine to provide you with free valuable and actionable knowledge.
With high-quality knowledge, you will find it easier to meet the challenges of creating a triple bottom line (economic, social & sustainable) in addition to an innovative, inspiring, safe, and engaging work environment resulting in prosperity as well as happy work lives.
The ManageMagazine community is built to share actionable expert knowledge, advice, and education and to connect members across industries, sectors, and professions. We publish about How to manage with passion, wisdom, and creativity – whether the setting is a private business, a public organization, or other.
Working with the concept of ‘social relations’ for 25 years, as a sociologist, a doctor of Organization Studies and Innovation Management, and as a practitioner – I have encountered so much valuable research and expertise from organizational practitioners.
The journey has, however, taught me that valuable knowledge can be hard to come by as it floats in a vast blurry online ocean of available knowledge.
ManageMagazine is, therefore, determined to create, funnel, filter, and distill knowledge that can make a difference to the success of your work life, your business, and your organization. In fact – we let the experts themselves share it with you – with no interruption or disturbance from any intermediate writer.
Why Create a Shared Online Platform of Knowledge like ManageMagazine?
The motivation for ManageMagazine is the need for creating healthy organizations. Some of you may ask: well, is the goal not to create prosperous organizations in order to assure that we have an organization, to begin with? The thing is that the two of them are interconnected and ‘go’ together. This is why experts today talk about organizational health as the greatest competitive advantage of organizations ever.
I prefer creating collaborative advantage through co-creative partnerships and invite all organizations to join us.
We know that up to 87% of people in organizations are disengaged and somewhat unhappy in their work situation; some even hate their job. Research also shows that this dissatisfaction is often due to bad leadership and management. What are we going to do about that? Clearly, these numbers are devastating to individual work lives, organizations, and social welfare.
It would be easy to blame leaders and managers for not doing their job. Rather I’d like to talk about how we educate leaders and managers. Are we letting them down throughout their education and not teaching them the cornerstones of what it means to be a greater leader or manager? Yes, I clearly believe this is the case.
Leadership development courses and programs do not actually develop leaders. They teach how to cope with people, strategies, apply business models, and so forth. To develop leaders, it is necessary to focus on the leader as an individual – teaching the leader to master social relations, mastering and knowing oneself, mastering to read others and situations. In short, we fail to teach leaders and managers conscious life leadership. We can only go so deep with others as we dare to go with ourselves.
I believe that together we can change this and turn organizations into prosperous great places where we can meet up with fellow colleagues, leaders, and managers every day of the year to have fulfilling work lives.
To initiate the needed changes it is of great importance, first and foremost, to encourage and have the courage for an open mind.
Once equipped with open minds, knowledge and new ways of doing things can take root in organizations. We are then paving the road for healthy work environments; environments where creativity can be explored and work can be executed without causing disengaging relations between organizational members, leaders, managers, and the organization as such.
I know you are busy, so when you find the time to explore new ways, be inspired, take on advice or educate yourself – we want to give you the valuable knowledge you need.
Part of our quest at ManageMagazine is to make research findings and expert knowledge available to you, offering it in a fairly fast easy read and in a format where you can take it to the level of implementation.
In today’s world, some obstacles are hindering this path of knowledge sharing. Let’s look at a few of them.
Obstacles to Knowledge Sharing
…accessing, reading, and understanding relevant research is too pricey, time-consuming and challenging, hence its value remains unearthed
First of all, the amount of information ‘out there’ is daunting. Second, as concerns research, it is difficult to read – full of unfamiliar expressions, theoretical complexities, and so forth. And third, this makes it enormously time-consuming to read, time which most of us don’t have.
If the price is less important to you, research articles can be bought online from publishing houses for about 25-90 US dollars per article. Online research is in other words pricey, which probably deters people from obtaining and gaining value from it. Many of us will moreover find this rather expensive in light of no guarantees that it will be useful at all. We might need a dozen articles to find relevant information!
Research available online is pricey, which deters people from obtaining and gaining value from it
In sum, let’s be frank – the process of accessing, reading, and understanding relevant research is too pricey, time-consuming, and challenging, hence its value remains unearthed.
A Political Question
We might also ask ourselves the question: why do we – as tax-paying citizens, have to buy research from large publishing houses, research which is paid for entirely by our governments, businesses, or through other sources of funding? The publishing houses get it for free – to then sell it back to us the citizens, either online or through very costly library licenses to universities. This is a matter that calls for further political scrutiny and attention.
The ManageMagazine Community
The ManageMagazine Community is created for you and a great place to be if you are interested in Leadership & Management – whether you are an academic and/or an organizational practitioner: an employee, a leader, a manager, an entrepreneur, or a business owner.
We hope to inspire a community that connects people for knowledge sharing, future collaborations, and co-creation.
ManageMagazine takes pride in offering you actionable knowledge, advice, and education, which will facilitate and increase your levels of success.
As a member of the ManageMagazine community, you are part of our network of professionals, who share your interests, and with whom you can initiate collaborations. Find inspiration in the articles that are specifically relevant to your work.
Our community will add value to your professional work life – it is up to you how much value you want to receive: you can ask for feedback on any comments or questions you have from the experts themselves. We are all here to help you. Moreover, tell us what you would like to read about and we’ll find an expert to share his/her knowledge with you.
Join us and be part of the ManageMagazine Journey for excellent Leadership & Management today.
The Vision of ManageMagazine
create healthy organizations of tomorrow
So what is a healthy organization?
Well, we believe that a healthy organization is one where the well-being of all people in an organization – employees as well as leaders, managers, and decision-makers at large – is reinforced through culture, leadership, and through all executive levels. This type of well-being moreover allows for inspiration, creativity, and innovation, hence it’s good for people, organizations, and society.
A society, known by healthy organizations, with people supporting people and planet – treating each other with kindness, respect, and generosity…is a society all will prosper from and enjoy living in. Great leadership and management is required to reach these goals. These are goals commensurable with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and we endorse the great work they are doing in addition to many other dedicated groups, networks, and organizations.
The Mission of ManageMagazine
MAKE ACTIONABLE EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AVAILABLE TO INSPIRE, GUIDE, AND EMPOWER DECISION-MAKERS TO LEAD AND MANAGE WITH PASSION, WISDOM, AND CREATIVITY
To us, PASSION means a desire and compelling enthusiasm to lead and manage well. WISDOM means possessing experience, knowledge, and good judgment to lead and manage well, and CREATIVITY means showing imagination, an open mind, and inventiveness in the process of leading and managing in the process of creating healthy organizations of tomorrow.
Oftentimes we need background information on themes and topics and almost all the time we need tips, tools, and guidelines to act on the information we receive. This is why we emphasize ‘actionable’ knowledge.
If you, as we do, find this work meaningful, then we hope you will join us in developing a community where we receive and share knowledge – a community where we help each other with adult education to ensure happy and inspiring work-lives in healthy and prosperous organizations.
READ MORE about ManageMagazine
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- The ManageMagazine Team
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