Are we doomed to always work faster? – 8th Conference of the “Philosophy and Management” Cycle

Evènement | February 3, 2017
From 12:15pm à 1:45pm

A dialogue between a philosopher and a manager. With Thierry Debarnot, co-founder of Digischool, and Olivier Abel, Professor of Ethical Philosophy at the Protestant Faculty of Montpellier.


Our era compels us to do so. Our relation to time has shifted. The optimization of tasks triggered by new technologies allows us to produce more in a shorter and shorter period of time. At the same time, the inflation and the immediacy of communication tools fasten the process of innovation. And yet what was supposed to give us more time, drags us in a race that we cannot win.  As a consequence, are we doomed to always work faster? Is speed harmful? In which ways? Do we have to resist this headlong rush?

To answer these questions, “Acteurs de l’Economie - La Tribune”, organizes the 8th Conference of the “Philosophy and Management” Cycle on Friday, February 3rd 2017 at 12:15pm. in partnership with iaelyon - University Jean Moulin
To answer this question, a debate is organized between :   

Thierry Debarnot
Co-founder of Digischool

Olivier Abel
Professor of Ethical Philosophy at the Protestant Faculty of Montpellier

The debate will be moderated by Bernard Jacquand.

The cycle of dialogues “Philosophy and Management”

Responsibility, innovation, ethics, prospective, work… can philosophy shed light on current managerial questions? So far philosophers and managers did not talk to each other very much. Nowadays, it seems interesting to allow them to meet and cross their points of view on what might become a challenge in the future: combining philosophy and competitiveness, humanism and effectiveness? Growth and wisdom…

What bridges can be found between the principles of philosophy and managerial methods? What solutions can be implemented to ensure that the act of “managing” linked to different complex human questions is performed in the light of the multiple principles of philosophy?

Helping philosophers confront their concepts with the practical experience of managers; helping managers be aware of some prejudices that condition their actions; this is the goal of the cycle of dialogues which confronts the speech of management and the speech of philosophy, and brings managers and philosophers to the same level.

This cycle falls within the socially sensitive and responsible Management carried out by iaelyon.



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