The Mary Parker Follett Network

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The Mary Parker Follett Network fosters the exchange of information about, and ideas inspired by, Mary P. Follett

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About Mary Parker Follett

Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) was a visionary in the field of human relations, democratic organization, and management. Born and raised in Massachusetts, in 1892 she entered what would become Radcliffe College, the women's branch of Harvard. She graduated from Radcliffe summa cum laude in 1898. Follett's intensive research into government while at Radcliffe was later published in her first book, The Speaker of the House of Representatives (1898), which was lauded (by, among…

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What would Follett say about...

Started by Matthew Shapiro on Saturday.

Follett 2018 21 Replies

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro Nov 6.

Article Search: Mary Parker Follett: epilogue to or return of a social work pioneer ? 4 Replies

Started by Stéphane DURÉCU. Last reply by Margaret Stout Oct 26.

Mary Parker Follett's Birthday - Sun, Sep 3

Started by Matthew Shapiro Aug 30.

The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues 2 Replies

Started by Margaret Stout. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro Aug 28.

Follett Network Gathering July 12-14, 2018 10 Replies

Started by Margaret Stout. Last reply by Margaret Stout Aug 28.

Follett in Arabic 1 Reply

Started by Francois Heon. Last reply by Margaret Stout Aug 28.

Follett Writings: Community is a Process 2 Replies

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Margaret Stout Mar 15.

THE NEW STATE "Book Clubs" in your area?

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Taecher Student Relations ? 1 Reply

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Matthew Shapiro posted a discussion

What would Follett say about...

I had an idea for one way to celebrate 2018 as 100th anniversary of The New State and 150th birthday. I call it "What would Follett say about..." (or, alternately, "How would Follett see...").We would come up with two things. First, the topics that complete the above sentence, such as "How would Follett see the political stalemate in the US Congress in 2018?" or "How would Follett see the Brexit issue?"Then, of course, we'd come up with some answers to those.Then we'd look for ways to publicize…See More
Saturday
Matthew Shapiro replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett 2018
"I will be approaching the School of Public Service at Boise State about doing some kind of event or series of events in 2018 commemorating and disseminating Follett's significance and ideas."
Nov 6
Margaret Stout replied to Stéphane DURÉCU's discussion Article Search: Mary Parker Follett: epilogue to or return of a social work pioneer ?
"I'm sorry that you didn't receive my email back in August. Uploading here..."
Oct 26
Margaret Stout commented on Margaret Stout's event The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues
"Hi Adina! We are just about ready to launch the conference website and registration will follow soon after that. As soon as it's ready I will post a new thread and add info to the previous posts. Would you like to join the conference planning…"
Oct 26
Adina M. Lav commented on Margaret Stout's event The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues
"Hello all: when is sign-up for this conference and is there any need for volunteers to do anything to help organize it?"
Oct 26
William Cerf replied to Stéphane DURÉCU's discussion Article Search: Mary Parker Follett: epilogue to or return of a social work pioneer ?
"Attached is the article requested. I hope this helps. Here is the citation. Selber, K., & Austin, D. M. (1997). Mary Parker Follett: Epilogue to or return of a social work management pioneer. Administration in Social Work, 21(1), 1 - 15. "
Oct 25
Cassandra Heredia is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Oct 24
William Cerf replied to Stéphane DURÉCU's discussion Article Search: Mary Parker Follett: epilogue to or return of a social work pioneer ?
"Mary Parker Follett: epilogue to or return of a social work management pioneer?Authors:Selber, KatherineAustin, David M.Source:Administration in Social Work. Wntr, 1997, Vol. 21 Issue 1,…"
Oct 24
William Cerf might attend Margaret Stout's event

The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues at West Virginia University

July 12, 2018 to July 14, 2018
2018 marks a century since Mary Follett first published The New State: Group Organization, the Solution of Popular Government. In her opus on Progressive Era political theory and group dynamics, she introduced innovative and timeless concepts of integrative process as applied to governance, from neighborhood to global levels, as well as application to occupational groups.This gathering of the Mary Parker Follett Network will be hosted by the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics…See More
Oct 24
Sébastien Damart posted a blog post

An attempt to connect Mary Parker Follett and Oliver Sheldon

Sonia and I have worked on an attempt to connect Oliver Sheldon and Mary Parker Follett's work. You can read the result of our study in the Journal of Management History (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JMH-04-2017-0023)Oliver Sheldon has been working at the Rowntree & Co in the 1920's. He wrote a book about the "Philosophy of Management" in 1923 that has been read by Follett.Sébastien DamartSonia…See More
Oct 11
Tania Sourdin is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Oct 1
Tiffany Wright is attending Margaret Stout's event

The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues at West Virginia University

July 12, 2018 to July 14, 2018
2018 marks a century since Mary Follett first published The New State: Group Organization, the Solution of Popular Government. In her opus on Progressive Era political theory and group dynamics, she introduced innovative and timeless concepts of integrative process as applied to governance, from neighborhood to global levels, as well as application to occupational groups.This gathering of the Mary Parker Follett Network will be hosted by the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics…See More
Aug 31
Matthew Shapiro posted a discussion

Mary Parker Follett's Birthday - Sun, Sep 3

Didn't want to miss it this year, though next year is the big 150.See More
Aug 30
Michael I. Callanan Sr. is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Aug 30
Matthew Shapiro replied to Margaret Stout's discussion The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues
"It also wouldn't hurt for more articles about Follett to appear in journals. For 2018, let the Follett articles flow so that Follett's message can grow! - Matthew"
Aug 28
Margaret Stout replied to Margaret Stout's discussion The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues
"I have received inquiries from latecomers to this endeavor, so I thought I'd post a follow-up. While I can't weave new chapters into the publication schedule for this edited volume at this point, the conference program committee would like…"
Aug 28
Margaret Stout replied to Margaret Stout's discussion Follett Network Gathering July 12-14, 2018
"The host committee apologizes, but when we initially inquired about rooms, services, meals, fees, etc. for a June conference, the facilities staff failed to inform us that much of what we were asking about is blocked out for the month due to visits…"
Aug 28
Margaret Stout replied to Stéphane DURÉCU's discussion Article Search: Mary Parker Follett: epilogue to or return of a social work pioneer ?
"It's on its way to you via email..."
Aug 28

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