Delve: Striking a New Balance in Management and Society, with Henry Mintzberg and Saku Mantere

Published: 31 August 2022

How has management thinking changed in the past 50 years and where might management be headed today? In his research and writing, Desautels Faculty of Management Professor Henry Mintzberg covers not only the past 50 years but looks toward the future of managing organizations, developing managers, and rebalancing society, from business to politics to higher education.

Hear Mintzberg in conversation with Desautels Professor Saku Mantere in a big-picture Delve podcast on crucial management, leadership, and organizational issues.

This conversation launches the fourth season of the Delve podcast, dedicated to thought leadership and critical thinking in management research at the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management. Mintzberg changed the management landscape with his concepts of strategies: “Strategies are learned: you try things, you do different things, you hit something, you discover something you didn't expect,” he says. Mintzberg. In recent years, Mintzberg has expanded his research to explore broader, timely, and pressing societal questions that tackle climate change, education, political divides, and social inequities.

“Climate change isn't a single problem, it's all the world's problems,” says Mintzberg. “It has to do with inequality as much as it has to do with technology, it has to do with world politics… We will get nowhere on climate change until we rebalance society, we will get nowhere with income disparities until we rebalance society, we will get nowhere with the demise of democracies until we rebalance societies and the globe.”

For insights, listen to the podcast and read the article on Delve.

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Founded in 2019, Delve is the official thought leadership publication of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Under the direction of Professor Saku Mantere, inaugural Editor-in-Chief, Delve features the latest in management thinking that stretches perspectives, sparks new ideas, and brings clarity to decision-makers at all levels and across sectors.

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