The Mary Parker Follett Network

Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. - MPF

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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Coronavirus: The Time Has Come 12 Replies

Started by Paul Barnett. Last reply by Paul Barnett yesterday.

Albie Davis 1 Reply

Started by Susan Mawer. Last reply by Margaret Stout Jan 11.

Forthcoming Follett Book 9 Replies

Started by Margaret Stout. Last reply by Margaret Stout Jan 11.

Happy Birthday, MPF!

Started by Matthew Shapiro Sep 3, 2019.

Help With H. G. Wells Reference 2 Replies

Started by David Scott. Last reply by David Scott May 31, 2019.

CONFERENCE! The Future of Progressivism: A Celebration of Mary Parker Follett in the 21st Century 2 Replies

Started by Margaret Stout. Last reply by Rosa Zubizarreta May 3, 2018.

National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation: Make Follett a Focus! 1 Reply

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Rosa Zubizarreta May 3, 2018.

Follett 2018 22 Replies

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro Feb 4, 2018.

What would Follett say about...

Started by Matthew Shapiro Nov 17, 2017.

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, 2017.

 
 
 

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Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Matthew, No, I don't know David Christian's work. I will take a look and add it to my reading list. Thanks for the tip.  "
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Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Important point, Robert. Will we learn from this and apply that learning?"
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Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul - Have you read David Christian's book Origin Story? It's a "Big History" book, a sort of compact history of the universe through present day society, tied together by the theme of energy and entropy. I bring it up because…"
yesterday
Rosa Zubizarreta and Paul Barnett are now friends
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Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Robert, Yes, I agree with what you say. I like to try and develop a deep understanding of the original authors ideas. It is also interesting to try and understand how their views were arrived at and in what context. I also like to compare their…"
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Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Thanks David, I will email you.  "
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Robert W replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul, Thank you for sharing this post. I tend to agree with you that coronavirus is leading to transformation.  Of course, it's up to some to welcome the transformation and perhaps give it some direction.  Transformation can be simple…"
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David E. McClcean replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul, Thanks for this. I quite agree. Let's be in touch. dmcclean@rutgers.edu  David E. McClean, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, Rutgers University Trustee, The New School Governor, The New School for Social Research"
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Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Matthew, I's love to write an a chapter on The New Capitalism, which I am sure would be in the spirit of Mary's thinking. And I am glad to see the other responses from Stephen and Rosa. I agree with what Rosa is suggesting to.  Just…"
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Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Hi Rosa - Inspiring work, both in the documentation/story side and the direct practice side. I would love to see what you suggest - abundant and frequent opportunities to practice dialogue, visioning, etc. I would particularly like to see that in…"
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Rosa Zubizarreta replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Glad to see this topic here... this group has been a bit dormant for a while! My own perspective on what is being called for, in these times of viral / ecological / climate crises; as much as anything else, we need a new collaborative…"
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Stephen Kaiser replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"     Mary wrote The New State at a time of crisis, when the bleak memory of World War I was still fresh.  That war has been described as the final end f the Enlightenment, and a monument to stupid, senseless wars.   …"
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Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul, I think your insight is right on. Even if this isn't what we evolutionary thinkers call a point of bifurcation, it is certainly a moment of opportunity to foster transformational reflection, learning, and visioning about our systems,…"
yesterday
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Coronavirus: The Time Has Come

I just joined the group after discovering it's existence via Wikipedia, But I have been a fan of Mary's ideas for many years.It seems to me that now would be the opportune time to push hard for a revival of Mary's ideas and I wonder if members of the group would agree. My view is that the impact of the coronavirus will have a transformational impact on people's world views, and they will be searching for alternatives to the perceived 'wisdom' that has been dominant in recent decades.Sure we…See More
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Paul Barnett is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
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Kwesi Brown is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Jan 24
Margaret Stout replied to Susan Mawer's discussion Albie Davis
"I know she moved to be in a smaller space and closer to children but I don’t have new contact info..."
Jan 11
Margaret Stout replied to Margaret Stout's discussion Forthcoming Follett Book
"Ralf, thank you for this note and kind words! If you are interested in related items, please visit my Academia.edu site! All the best..."
Jan 11
Ralf Lippold updated their profile
Jan 6
Ralf Lippold replied to Margaret Stout's discussion Forthcoming Follett Book
"Many thanks, Margaret, for your work to bring Mary Parker Follett's work to a broader audience today."
Jan 6

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