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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Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better? 10 Replies

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro May 4.

Another book... 1 Reply

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Three Inquiries

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Coronavirus: The Time Has Come 12 Replies

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Albie Davis 1 Reply

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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.

 
 
 

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Matthew Shapiro replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"Wikipedia is a place that a lot of people will be going to getting a basic introduction to Follett. Thus, it’s worth paying some attention to. Now, there is no single perspective on someone whose work is so multifaceted and widely applicable…"
May 4
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"Not to drag this out, or to make too many assumptions, but in Dr. Stout's contribution to this thread, I hope I'm not reading too much between the lines when I say that, in her own model of…"
Apr 30
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"I've published often enough, and formally enough, that some have assumed I am an academic. Well, if there's anything too it, I'm also a "pracademic" -- putting literal skin in the game, in places where "white American…"
Apr 29
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
""In my view it is not worth the effort because of the crowd sourcing."Without context, I read that as "crowd sourcing is a waste of time." If that was true, Wikipedia would be a pile of trash articles, rather than the imperfect…"
Apr 29
Margaret Stout replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"Michael, you misunderstand my brief reply above. Because of the amount of time and effort it takes to manage a wiki entry and protect it against poor or even wrong contributions and editing, I do not believe it is worth the effort as volunteers.…"
Apr 29
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"I'm stuck in St-Louis, France, under lockdown, and can't get back to my desk in Tokyo. Places with power, WiFi and a desk are in short supply here. And my time online is better spent on getting my business through this crisis, as well as…"
Apr 29
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"Wikipedia is regarded with some disdain by many academics. Having edited for so long, I agree that it shouldn't be cited in most formal academic publications. That said, Wikipedia is often an excellent starting point for exploring a new topic,…"
Apr 29
Matthew Shapiro replied to Margaret Stout's discussion Another book...
"Yay!!"
Apr 28
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patrick j below left a comment for Albie M. Davis
"Hi Albie, I'm just revisiting the MPF site, etc. today and saw our visit (2002). I understand you have moved to a smaller place.  I am finishing up the very first credible book on plan execution amazingly called "Plan Execution - How…"
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Margaret Stout posted a discussion

Another book...

I realized that I never posted about this edited volume, following the conference we held at WVU in summer 2018:https://www.amazon.com/Future-Progressivism-Follettian-Contemporary-Transdisciplinary/dp/1940447380See More
Apr 28
Margaret Stout replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"Michael Turner, thank you. In my view it is not worth the effort because of the crowd sourcing. There are published encyclopedia entries on Follett in a variety of disciplines, including one I wrote with Jeannine Love for public administration.…"
Apr 28
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"P.S. on a few points While I've suggested a fleshing out based in part on adding articles of notable works by Follett, there are other subcategories. These should be approached with care, however -- you may find them nominated for inclusion in…"
Apr 28
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"I'm an admirer (not a scholar) of Follett. However, I've been editing Wikipedia articles for well over a decade, supplying reliable source citations, text, a few graphics, and ripping out unreliable sourcing, problematic text and copyright…"
Apr 28
Matthew Shapiro posted a discussion

Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?

I recently visited the Wikipedia article on Follett - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Parker_Follett - and I'm not sure that it really captures the essence and full dimensionality of Follett. I also think the writing quality could be significantly improved. (I was also amazed to see a second photo of Follett there, which I didn't know existed!).In case you're not familiar with Wikipedia, anyone can get a Wikipedia account and…See More
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