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Human Centered Management and Crisis
Disruptions, Resilience, Wellbeing and Sustainability

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ISBN 9781032360423
May 12, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
184 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Human Centered Management and Crises: Disruptions, Resilience, Wellbeing and Sustainability is the new edited book of the HCM Series developed to respond to surmounting concerns of global audiences and human centered scholars, practitioners and students searching for answers to better and objectively understand the effects of unprecedented covid-19 pandemic disruptions and ongoing crises, affecting the wellbeing of people and workplaces since 2019. The effects linger and solutions are pressing. This new HCM volume presents analytical expertise and practical experiences of a team of international HCM scholars and practitioners targeting objective assessment of causes and effects of disruptions and offering coherent solutions applying HCM principles and practices. The book chapters include topics dealing with specific problem solving strategies in numerous industries, among them, higher education, health care and entrepreneurship. The book will help readers worldwide to understand the challenges people and organizations are facing in the present global VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment. The audience will benefit from the book and its purpose to deliver enduring HCM solutions anchored in the wellbeing of people as precondition for organizations to secure high performance, quality standards and long term sustainability.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Human Centered Management and Crisis Fundamentals   1. Resilience as an Outcome of Human Centered Empowerment   2. The Multiplier Effect of HCM   3. Managing the Quality Crisis: Restoring Human Wellbeing    4. Life-Work Continuum in Times of Crisis: A Family Perspective   5. Integrative HCM View of Resilience and Wellbeing   PART 2: HCM and Crises: Workplace Disruptions and Solutions   6. The Great Resignation in South Africa   7. Emotional Creativity, Resilience and Work Performance   8. Psychosocial Dimensions of Telework Overload during the Covid-19 Pandemic   PART 3: Higher Education: Disruptions and Solutions   9. Pandemic Disruptions affecting Wellbeing of Academic Women in South Africa   10. Mindfulness Program to Strengthen Mental Health during Crises   11. Transition to Telework in an Academic Setting in Peru   12. Online Higher Education and Pandemic Disruptions   PART 4: Health Care: Disruptions and Solutions   13. Healthcare Professionals and Emerging Psychosocial Risks   PART 5: Entrepreneurship: Disruptions and solutions   14. Prosocial Entrepreneurship in Times of Crisis   15. Emerging Human Centered Entrepreneurship   16. Women Entrepreneurs and Time Management

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Peter Essens is Director of the Center of Expertise in the Department of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Editor Human Centered Management Book Series.

Maria-Teresa Lepeley is President and CEO of the Global Institute for Quality Education, USA. Founder and Principal Editor Human Centered Management Book Series.

Nicholas J. Beutell is Professor of Management in the LaPenta School of Business at Iona University, USA. Editor Human Centered Management Book Series.

Linda Ronnie is Professor and Senior Research Scholar at the School of Management Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Anielson Barbosa da Silva is Professor in the Management Department at Federal University of Paraíba - UFPB, Brazil.


"It may be an understatement of the century that the past few years have stressed individuals and organizations in unprecedented ways. Consequently the need for human centered holistic person approaches to navigating these challenging times to support individual wellbeing and organizational resilience have never been more important. This book is an indispensable guide for decision-makers trying to create a better path forward." Scott Behson, Professor of Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University. USA, Author, The Whole-Person Workplace: Building Better Workplaces through Work-Life, Wellness and Employee Support

"When crises happen unexpectedly and more often, then Human Centered Management offers a clear path and guidance to navigate today’s challenges. This book is a must-read for managers, entrepreneurs and academics. It offers specific problem-solving strategies applicable in the domains of higher education, health care and entrepreneurship." Andrea Caputo, Associate Professor, University of Trento, Italy; University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

"The book pertinently covers challenges management is going through during disruptive times drawing readers’ attention to key elements of wellbeing such as family, socio-emotional risks, resilience, health, quality of working life and work performance. The book includes comprehensive revision of ongoing changes in organizations." Sigmar Malvezzi, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Department of Social and Work Psychology, Instituto de Psicologia

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

"Work related sciences need new frameworks that inspire appropriate approaches to face threats and opportunities posed by the contemporary social and labor change. We welcome this book of the Human Centered Management Series that significantly enriches these perspectives." Julio Cesar Neffa, CONICET Senior Researcher, Profesor, La Plata, Nordeste and Moreno Universities, Argentina