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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Overhills 3 Replies

Started by Stephen Kriss. Last reply by Niels Pflaeging on Tuesday.

Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett 22 Replies

Started by Niels Pflaeging. Last reply by Niels Pflaeging Apr 11.

A new book by Mary Parker Follett in 2022 1 Reply

Started by Niels Pflaeging. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro Apr 9.

We need a new Follett Foundation 3 Replies

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Niels Pflaeging Apr 1.

Follett Writings: The Teacher-Student Relation 6 Replies

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Niels Pflaeging Mar 11.

Time magazine note on Follett by Matthew Barzun 1 Reply

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Soukhy Clark Sep 9, 2021.

OrgPhysics in Follett's words: A new research paper 1 Reply

Started by Niels Pflaeging. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro Jun 29, 2021.

Follett would like these 1 Reply

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Niels Pflaeging Apr 20, 2021.

A new white paper about the Follettian school of management 2 Replies

Started by Niels Pflaeging. Last reply by Niels Pflaeging Apr 16, 2021.

What about translating Follett's books? 2 Replies

Started by Sébastien Damart. Last reply by Niels Pflaeging Apr 9, 2021.

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Niels Pflaeging replied to Stephen Kriss's discussion Overhills
"Dear Teresa, thank you for sharing and for providing us with so much rich insight around the Overhills house and history! I feel compelled to pack my bags and travel to Vermont immediately, to visit your house, if possible... but that's a…"
Tuesday
T. Stores replied to Stephen Kriss's discussion Overhills
"Good morning, all. My wife and I have owned and lived in Overhills since 2016. I'm a novelist and an academic with research interests in creativity in business management (and I knew nothing of the connection to MPF before we bought Overhills).…"
Monday
T. Stores is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Monday
Niels Pflaeging replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Oh, that story is interesting on so many levels. Thank you for sharing it. I do not have that edition of The New State, but a facsimile reprint with a somewhat ugly green cover.  Your tale made me think of many things that might be irrelevant…"
Apr 11
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"The New State story. In 1996, the book was required reading in preparation for a conference that I was invited to. I was so impressed with it that I thought a new edition should see the light of day. Heeding the advice that in publishing it helps to…"
Apr 10
Niels Pflaeging replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"You did a great job with making the publications available here! That also made the Follett book we are preparing possible.  I was not aware that you republished The New State, though. "
Apr 10
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Niels - I applaud your effort to help making Follett's writing more accessible. I don't see that as being a different direction. Accessibility is why I pursued getting The New State republished in 1998 and  it is why all of her key…"
Apr 10
Niels Pflaeging replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Dear Matthew, thank you for your reply and thank for talking about your specific interests with regard to Follett. Wonderful to know that. I am very interested in the anthology you are putting together, and curious to hear what authors will be part…"
Apr 10
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion A new book by Mary Parker Follett in 2022
"Interesting!"
Apr 9
Jan-Sake is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Apr 9
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Yes, I understand the interest. I personally got "enough" from a single book -- The New State -- to feel empowered and inspired. Perhaps this was because my interest was chiefly in democracy. Others came to Follett and were empowered by…"
Apr 8
Niels Pflaeging replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Hi Matthew, hi all, you are right, Matthew, we did not agree on any kind of rationale for this, so we may have completely different understandings and expectations. I can only try to outline my own intentions and aspirations here. Firstly, I believe…"
Apr 3
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Well, perhaps it doesn't matter. Maybe we have enough?"
Apr 3
Niels Pflaeging replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Hi Matthew. I have not. But now I did. I searched all entries for "Follett" in the file.There seems to be no as yet unpublished material by Follett in that archive, sadly. There is mention of a lecture called "Leadership" from…"
Apr 3
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
Apr 2
Niels Pflaeging replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion We need a new Follett Foundation
"I still find this topic highly relevant. I had a conversation yesterday with Daniella Mostow about this, and I hope we will soon get together on talking about this more."
Apr 1
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"They should be scanned, yes."
Mar 31
Niels Pflaeging replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Yes, I believe you are right. They appear to be "boxed" somewhere in the USQuestion is: Do we want to go on a treasure hunt?We could check out in Tonn's biography where those boxes are, invite others interested in Follett to join us…"
Mar 30
Phil Downing is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Mar 29
Matthew Shapiro replied to Niels Pflaeging's discussion Wanted: "Rare" writings by Mary Parker Follett
"Could it be that some of these are just in a box?"
Mar 29

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