In contrast to the notion of value creation as the focus for social innovation, we present a dignity-based approach to management that illuminates the potential inherent in value recognition and value restoration. We describe Greyston’s open hiring practices as a leading example of dignity-based organizing designed to lower the barrier to employment to enable the recognition and restoration of value of individuals who may otherwise be deemed as unemployable. We outline the conditions that enable the successful cost-effective implementation of open hiring, the possibilities inherent in its scaling as well as potential challenges for its diffusion. COVID-19 has laid bare the discriminatory practices of the traditional approach to human capital management. Now more than ever, we need a more innovative approach to hiring that creates an inclusive economy and a more supportive workplace. Open Hiring could be part of that solution by inspiring innovative practices for dignity-based organizing.
About Rutgers Business Review
Michael Pirson is a scholar of humanistic management, which holds that business and commerce ought to protect human dignity and promote societal well-being. He is currently a professor for Global Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship at Fordham University, New York...
Reut Livne-Tarandach, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Management at Manhattan College’s O’Malley School of Business and a fellow of the International Humanistic Management Association. Her scholarly work focuses on the conditions and processes underlying the...
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