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Sophia Town, Fordham University – Gabelli School of Business
Christopher S. Reina, Virginia Commonwealth University – School of Business
Boris H. J. M. Brummans, Université de Montréal
Michael Pirson, Fordham University – Gabelli School of Business

In today’s fast-paced work environment, stress, burnout and disengagement are widespread among employees. To address these challenges and promote collective well-being, scholars and leaders are advocating for transformative changes in business operations.  In a recent article published in the Academy of Management Review, Associate Professor Chris Reina provides a foundation for transforming business organizations to a more people-centered focus. 

Drawing from Buddhist philosophy, organizational communication research and real-life examples, this research illustrates how some organizations naturally embody humanistic organizing, while others undergo transformational journeys to adopt this approach.

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