Covid 19 - some Lessons from Public Administrations for Humanistic Management
Renato Ruffini (),
Marta Ingaggiati and
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Renato Ruffini: University of Milan
Valerio Traquandi: University of Milan
Marta Ingaggiati: University of Milan
Giovanni Barbato: University of Milan
Humanistic Management Journal, 2022, vol. 7, issue 1, No 7, 157-177
Abstract In order to understand how the logic of public management can enrich humanistic management’s practices, the current paper will analyze the managerial practices adopted by public administrations within a situation of emergency, a condition where the specific features of the public management can emerge more clearly. Specifically, it will focus on the ways in which the municipality of Bergamo (one of the hardest-hit cities) have reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic, outlining interesting managerial practices especially from the point of view of Humanistic Management’s theory. Such interest resides also in the fact that although the Humanistic Management’s field of research has dealt with a wide range of topics (including human development, emancipation and progress), so far, however, it has not yet considered public administrations, whose role is by definition oriented towards human development through the creation of public value. The analysis of public management through the lens of Humanistic Management can be useful in various respects. Above all, the difference between public administrations and private enterprises can also lead to a very much different process of value creation, based on collaborative forms of production as well as relational and reflexive forms of management. In accordance with the Humanistic Management framework, also business organizations must generate social wellbeing. From this point of view, the lesson of public administrations can be extremely useful for business organization and management alike.
Keywords: Public management; Covid 19; Relational management; Crisis management; Humanistic management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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