Personal Flourishing in Organizations

Editors: Mercado, Juan A. (Ed.)

  • Examines the insights that psychology and philosophy can offer into the promotion of personal flourishing within organizations
  • Explains the potential benefits in terms of personal development, performance, goal achievement, and teamwork
  • Promotes an organizational culture closer to the integral development of the person
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This book examines the important insights that psychology and philosophy can offer into the promotion of personal flourishing within organizations and the potential benefits that can accrue in terms of personal development, performance, goal achievement, and teamwork. The first part of the book develops a classical framework on happiness and the meaning of life, setting the stage on which significant aspects of institutional organization and its harmonization with ethics are addressed. The value of institutional ethics, flow, and mindfulness in creating a collaborative working environment that promotes self-fulfilment and enhances performance is then explored in depth, drawing on insights from contemporary psychology. Finally, concrete means of fostering personal flourishing within organizations are discussed. Here, the reader will find an evaluation of the effectiveness of coaching in promoting personal development and goal achievement as well as stimulating discussion of the interrelationship between team building, virtue, and personal flourishing. This book will be of interest to a wide range of professionals and academics within the fields of psychology and business. 

About the authors

Juan A. Mercado Montes was born in Mexico City in 1967. He gained his MA in Philosophy at the Panamerican University (Mexico City) in 1989, for a thesis on Aristotle’s induction and in 2001 completed his PhD at the University of Navarra (Spain) with a dissertation on Hume’s philosophy of belief. He has been Full Professor of Applied Ethics at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce in Rome since 2014, having previously been Associate Professor of the History of Modern Philosophy at the university (2002–2014). In 2008 he founded the Markets, Culture, and Ethics Research Center at the university, with Martin Schlag. He is also a Visiting Professor at IPADE Business School in Mexico City.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mercado, Juan A.

    Pages 1-7

  • How Close Are Contemporary Ideas on Human Flourishing and the Classical Philosophy of Man?

    Mercado, Juan A.

    Pages 11-35

  • Time, Story, Corporate Self-Understanding, and Personal Accomplishment

    Gahl, Robert A., Jr.

    Pages 37-47

  • Creating Better Human Motivation Theories for Personal Flourishing in Organizations

    Guillén, Manuel

    Pages 49-65

  • Institutional Ethics as a Condition for Personal Development

    Calleja, Luis Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57702-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57701-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personal Flourishing in Organizations
Editors
  • Juan A. Mercado
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57702-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57702-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57701-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 195
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics