Ubuntu: Management Philosophy (PDF E-books)

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In the book, managers are challenged to implement Ubuntu Management Philosophy for improved staff performance, higher productivity, and excellent service delivery.

Contents include:

- Ubuntu management
- Ubuntu and the management environment
- Ubuntu cultural concepts
- Ubuntu management guidelines
- Ubuntu management practice
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INTRODUCTION: An international Ubuntu
entrepreneur – Sir Richard Branson v

ABOUT THE AUTHOR xiii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT xv

1 THE AFRICAN CONCEPT OF UBUNTU
Introduction
Layout of the book
Management philosophy
Definitions of Ubuntu philosophy
Ubuntu as practical and useful philosophy

2 UBUNTU MANAGEMENT
Theory and philosophy
Management and leadership
Leadership
Case Study: The Mandela recipe for effective
leadership

3 UBUNTU AND THE MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENT
Physical or natural environment
Institutional environment
Economic environment
Socio-welfare environment
Cultural environment
Case Study: Two buckets and a bottle of soap

4 UBUNTU PERSONALITY AND
CONVENTIONAL MANAGEMENT
Worldview
Ubuntu personality
Happiness
Ubuntu and the basic skills of conventional
management
Case study: Being part of a team

5 UBUNTU CULTURAL CONCEPTS
African time (tolerance time)
Cultural stokvel
Extended family
Folklore
Informality
Sangomas
Ancestors
Death
Religion
Simunye
Shosoloza
Lobola
Tsotsi
Ilima

6 UBUNTU STRATEGY
Discipline embracing commitment
Case study: Meeting at the duck dam 139
Case study: Closed and open management styles
Transparency
Participation
Case study: African democracy in action
Vision and mission
The ONPO analysis
Therapies and icebreakers

7 UBUNTU MARKETING
Skills and personality
Marketing mix
Marketing plan
Punctuality
Importance of names
Trust
Harsh profit making
The Siza approach
Partnerships

8 UBUNTU MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
Values
Core values
Case study: Making observations at a social event
Application of Ubuntu values
Morality and corruption
Case study: The story of the tsotsi boy

9 INTERCULTURAL UBUNTU RELATIONS
Intercultural aspects
Intercultural communication
Intercultural differences
Themes for intercultural discussion
Comparing Western and African management
styles
Case study: Different life systems

10 UBUNTU MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
Management in the family spirit
Leadership in the family spirit
Management course (Ubuntu)
Management behaviour
Ubuntu Code of Conduct
The Ubuntu Pledge
In conclusion: The international challenge

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GLOSSARY

ABREVIATIONS

INDEX

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 41: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Figure 51: African religion as a triangle

Figure 61: Open and closed styles of management

Figure 62: Sketch indicating seating arrangements
and main participants

LIST OF TABLES

Table 31: Different cultural practices in African
(Afrocentric) and Western
(Eurocentric) societies 62-

Table 41: Ubuntu checklist

Table 42: Action plan

Table 81: Some precious, core and associated
values in happy living

Table 91: Summary of the differences between
traditional Western/Eurocentric and
African/Afrocentric management styles

Table 92: Distinctions between African and
Western value systems
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