The dramatic recent advances and emergent trends in technologies have brought to the fore many vital and challenging questions and dilemmas for leaders and organizations. These are issues that call for a critical, insightful examination of key questions such as: are modern technologies beneficial or problematic for the well-being of individuals, organizations, and societies at large; why do we seem to feel more disconnected in an age of technological connectivity; can organizations reduce technology-induced stresses and find ways to enable the mindful use of technologies and how can organizations, governments and societies manage the use of technologies wisely? Such questions, when explored from various perspectives of wisdom, can yield significant insights, increase awareness of the issues, deepen the dialogue and help redesign an increasingly technology-driven future. However, there is little researched published material available on such questions and issues. Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, Issues and Questions for a New Millennium will provide a space to engage in thought-provoking dialogue and critical reflection on a variety of themes linking technology and practical wisdom. It will offer a foundation for exploration, inquiry, engagement, and discussion among organizational, political and social leaders, technology professionals, information systems academicians, wisdom researchers, managers, philosophers of technology, and other practitioners.
1. Conceptualizing Wisdom: Theoretical Perspectives
2. Toward a Wisdom-Based Understanding of Technology
3. The Screening of Reality: A Phenomenological Perspective on the Computer Screen
4. The Anatomy of Wisdom in an Era of Ubiquitous Technology
5. Benefits and Perils of Virtual Modes of Organizing – A Call for Practical Wisdom
6. Empathy by Design: Enhancing Diversity in Online Participation
7. Wisdom in Praxis: How Engineers Use Practical Wisdom in Their Decision Making
8. Atomic/Nuclear Weapons and Energy Technologies (Anwets): The Need for Wisdom
9. The Human–Computer Relationship: Who Shall Survive?
10. Academic Ethos: Embracing a Culture of Practical Wisdom in Higher Education
11. Can Scientific Method Help Us Create a Wiser World?
The Practical Wisdom in Leadership and Organization Series provides a platform for authors to articulate wiser ways of managing and leading and of reassessing both practice within organizational settings and organizational research. Books in this series focus on the art and practice of inquiry and reflexivity and explicitly connect with challenges and issues of 'praxis' in the field of organization and management, be that academic research or in situ management practice. Rather than offering closure and final answers, contributions to this series invite further critical inquiry, cross-disciplinary conversations and explorations. The aim is to engage authors and readers - students, academics and practitioners alike - in inspiring, reflexive and critical dialogue. By thus engaging readers, we hope that these books play an important role in informing, teaching and learning in educational contexts and public forums as well as among practitioners and in management boardrooms.