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Nancy J. Adler

In: Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom

Chapter 19: Organizational Metaphysics—Global Wisdom and the Audacity of Hope

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Organizational Metaphysics—Global Wisdom and the Audacity of Hope
Organizational metaphysics—global wisdom and the audacity of hope

The 21st century confronts society with challenges that will determine the future of humanity and the planet. Such challenges defy traditional analysis. Paralyzed by the inadequacy of our standard logic, we search for meaningful and effective understandings that can guide us—understandings that seem inherently true, right, and just. Wisdom, as the dictionary defines it, is that which “is true and right coupled with just judgment as to action.”1 Few of us question the need for wisdom, yet to date academic scholarship has failed to address the role that wisdom plays in supporting organizational processes capable of addressing the world's most demanding societal challenges.

This chapter explores the nature of pragmatic wisdom—wisdom ...

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