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- Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (16 de febrero de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1626563179
- ISBN-13: 978-1626563179
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Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 16 feb 2015
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Our world is out of balance, says Henry Mintzberg, and the consequences are proving fateful: the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves, with greed having been raised to some sort of high calling. But we can set things right.
Mintzberg argues that a healthy society is built on three balanced pillars: a public sector of respected governments, a private sector of responsible enterprises, and what he calls a plural sector of robust voluntary associations (nonprofits, NGOs, etc.). Communism collapsed because the public sector was overbearing - balance triumphed in 1989, not capitalism. But that misunderstanding has led to the private sector becoming overbearing in many countries, especially the United States, and this imbalance is wreaking havoc.
Many governments are now so co-opted by their private sectors that they won’t be able to lead the process of renewal. And corporate social responsibility, however laudable, cannot compensate for the corporate social irresponsibility we see all around us. So Mintzberg offers specific ideas for strengthening the plural sector, which has the inclination and the independence to lead radical renewal by challenging unacceptable practices and developing better ones. This means change must be led not by some “them” but by each of us and all of us - if we care about our planet and our progeny.
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Henry Mintzberg is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has won numerous awards from prestigious business, government, and academic institutions and is the author of the bestselling books Simply Managing, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, Managers Not MBAs, and Mintzberg on Management.
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Mintzberg’s thesis suggests that a happy and prosperous society must have balance (and checks) among public, private, and plural sectors. While the public sector refers to governments and the private sector designates for-profit businesses, the plural sector is constituted of all the other groups and associations linking individuals within communities and across a nation. Civic society may be a more familiar term that approximates what Mintzberg is referring to and which was identified by Alex de Toqueville as an essentially American characteristic over one hundred and eighty years ago.
Mintzberg argues that our society is experiencing great imbalance with an atrophied plural sector, a public sector that is essentially “of the top 1%, by the top 1% and for the top 1%.” His recommendation is that each of us examine our own attitudes and behaviors as they relate to this imbalance. But the result of such examination by individuals has not always been constructive. The first step in both the French and Russian revolutions was to exterminate their top 1%. Some might argue that such events couldn’t happen here, but if someone had told me of this primary season a year ago, I would said, “It couldn’t happen here.” Hopefully, the top 1% and the Democratic and Republican establishment will rise to this very serious challenge.