Event Announcement: Envisioning Real Utopias Book Club

A book club was something we envisioned as part of our utopia platform initiative. We have all been too overwhelmed by the continuing pandemic and high workloads though to do it. But the Center for Inequality Dynamics is setting one up on February 26, 2021. The event is open to everyone. Core Readings Envisioning Real Utopias byContinue reading “Event Announcement: Envisioning Real Utopias Book Club”

Teaching Formats for Managing Transformation

Given that our site’s purpose primarily is to support teaching that prepares students for being responsible leaders oriented towards building a more sustainable future, I want to highlight the nine courses that received this year’s “Ideas Worth Teaching Award” by the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. I only noted the Awards in more detailContinue reading “Teaching Formats for Managing Transformation”

Why Business Should Imagine Utopia

Thank you to Maya Fischhoff at Network for Business Society for this contentArticle originally published on NBS (here) Ideas of utopia inspire us to change the world. Imagining a perfect society can guide business action — and bring us joy. Dr. Charlene Zietsma is a co-founder of the Utopia Platform for Imagining Transformations. She isContinue reading “Why Business Should Imagine Utopia”

A Long Night of Utopia

Last night I attended my first cultural event since January. Fittingly with our utopian endeavour and thoughts that have kept me busy during the Covid-19 lockdown, it was a utopian event – the “Long Night of Utopia” organized by my university, the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. The event combined two or even three aimsContinue reading “A Long Night of Utopia”

Reimagining conferencing – Organizing the #OSSW20 Sustainably

Since 2006, the journal Organization Studies – one of the key journals in the field of management research – runs an annual summer workshop devoted to exploring a particular theme capturing current theoretical developments in organization studies, often in relation to relevant empirical phenomena. Recent examples were “Food Organizing Matters” or “Spirituality, Symbolism, and Storytelling”.Continue reading “Reimagining conferencing – Organizing the #OSSW20 Sustainably”