La Harvard Business School met le cap sur l'éthique

Sur fond de profondes interrogations sur le leadership aux Etats-Unis, ce qui est très loin d'être le cas en France, le Pr Nitin Nohria, qui est actuellement Professeur de management et spécialiste du leadership et de l'éthique, vient d'être nommé Dean de la célèbre Harvard Business School.
Il est par exemple à l'origine avec le Pr Rakesh Khurana de l'initiative du MBA Oath qui transpose dans le monde des affaires le modèle du serment d'Hippocrate prononcé par les médecins occidentaux.

Voici le texte de cet engagement que vous pouvez signer sur le site :

As a business leader I recognize my role in society.
• My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
• My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, I promise that:
• I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
• I will understand and uphold, in letter and spirit, the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of my enterprise.
• I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
• I will protect the human rights and dignity of all people affected by my enterprise, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
• I will protect the right of future generations to advance their standard of living and enjoy a healthy planet.
• I will report the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly.
• I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.
In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.

This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.

Pour Nitin Nohria, face à l'ampleur des défis posés à l'enseignement du management et du leadership, Harvard doit apporter une innovation aussi radicale que sa célèbre "méthode des cas", que j'ai eu personnellement beaucoup de plaisir à pratiquer lors de mon EMBA à HEC.

“To restore confidence that we can continue to educate leaders with the competence and character to fulfill their positions of power and privilege.”
The business school shouldn’t rest because of the success of the case method"
“We’re in an period of very active experimentation with other approaches, that we have think could have as much power and be important complements to the case method”.
“The case method will always be part of our distinctive identity. My hope is that in the years to come we will develop another method that will be a complement to the case method that will have just as much power and be embraced just as widely.”

Voir le communiqué officiel de Harvard University

Posté par selfway le mai 5, 2010 à 07:21 PM | La Harvard Business School met le cap sur l'éthique

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Je me suis permis de traduire cet engagement....
pour servir. très sincèrement. s.drevon. Votre blog est vraiment inspirant. Merci.

Rédigé par : drevon sylviane | 2 avr 2011 08:09:43

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