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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First Normandy Conversations on Mary P. Follett - October 25-26, 2012

In October 2011, a small group of us gathered in Boston, Massachusetts for the Boston Conversations on Mary Parker Follett. Following on from this inspiring event, the Normandy Conversations on Mary P. Follett will be held October 25-26 at the University of Rouen, Normandy, France.

A Call for Papers - Normandy_conversations_October2012.pdf - is now open. Presentations that will be selected can cover a wide variety of themes. Authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract of their proposal or presentation before the 12th of April 2012. The deadline for Conversations registration is the 15th of September 2012. We hope that many of you who are inspired and informed by Follett will be able to attend.

 

Forum

Follett Conference 2014? 5 Replies

Started by Matthew Shapiro. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro 43 minutes ago.

Lord Haldane's Introduction to The New State 3 Replies

Started by Margaret Stout. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro Apr 8.

We need a new Follett Foundation

Started by Matthew Shapiro Mar 22.

Virtual Conference 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Bedolla. Last reply by Jeff Bedolla Mar 5.

Integrating Folett's Work at Work? 2 Replies

Started by Joe Aragon. Last reply by Fleur FALLON Mar 4.

FOLLETT - LE MANAGEMENT AU SERVICE DE LA SOCIETE 1 Reply

Started by GROUTEL. Last reply by Francois Heon Feb 18.

Follett's birth time anyone? 1 Reply

Started by Margaret Stout. Last reply by Margaret Stout Nov 30, 2013.

"Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim." - full citationm? 2 Replies

Started by Mary Lang. Last reply by Mary Lang Aug 10, 2013.

Follett on Unity (From 1933 lecture) 25 Replies

Started by Albie M. Davis. Last reply by Matthew Shapiro Jul 2, 2013.

 
 
 

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Marie Donzel is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
43 minutes ago
Matthew Shapiro replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett Conference 2014?
"Hi Heather - Right at this moment, the likelihood is zero, as there is no known intent or initiative to do it yet. But as soon as someone steps up to organize it, the likelihood will go up quite significantly! "
43 minutes ago
Heather White replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett Conference 2014?
"Hi Matthew, I am a newcomer to the network and to MPF's work ...though I feel I have been practicing in accordance with an intuitive sense and resonance with her principles for many years ...I have only recently discovered her work through my…"
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Boyd Fuller is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
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GROUTEL posted a discussion
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Matthew Shapiro replied to Margaret Stout's discussion Lord Haldane's Introduction to The New State
"It is now posted on the Follett Writings page."
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Ivan Saul Cutler is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
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Peter Spence left a comment for Fleur FALLON
"Hi Fleur - Very pleased to connect with you as a friend through the Mary Parker Follett network and glad that Albie recommended that we link - Albie has been very generous with her time and sharing knowledge on MP Follett's work and concepts.…"
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Peter Spence and Fleur FALLON are now friends
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We need a new Follett Foundation

I was going to title this discussion "How do we get Follett into the mainstream?" Then I thought to title it "Is it possible to get Follett into the mainstream?" Then I thought, we need a new Follett Foundation or Follett Institute or a like vehicle. The last Follett Foundation simply didn't have a critical mass, at least not critical enough to sustain its grand(iose?) vision. I've learned a lot about non-profits over the years. We have a big network now. I think we can start again.See More
Mar 22
Albie M. Davis left a comment for James M
"Hi Jame's M,  I totally understand the "Why the heck didn't I know about Follett," feeling, which I felt in 1989 upon "meeting Follett" in the field of Conflict Resolution.   The good news is that in several…"
Mar 11
Jeff Bedolla replied to Jeff Bedolla's discussion Virtual Conference
"Thanks for sharing your paper. I remember learning about Mary Parker Follett near the beginning of my exploration of intellectual interests. I became immersed and, since I joined this Network, I am exploring the context of her life and…"
Mar 5
Matthew Shapiro replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett Conference 2014?
"There was minimal response from the network, so it didn't have an impetus. I think, however, that it's a "build it and they will come" proposition. If a few are willing to get it organized, I have no doubt it would be…"
Mar 4
Fleur FALLON replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett Conference 2014?
"Hello, what is the status of this proposal, please?"
Mar 4
Fleur FALLON replied to Joe Aragon's discussion Integrating Folett's Work at Work?
"Hi Joe,  I am also new to Mary's work, but there are  several other writers also, who I suspect have been inspired by her work. I don't think there are any magic 'tools'  that can make the difference. I do believe…"
Mar 4
Fleur FALLON replied to Jeff Bedolla's discussion Virtual Conference
"Hi Jeff, I am new to this network and new to Mary PF, and astounded that I have not come across her before.  I teach Organisational Behaviour and wanted to add more women's voices to influences on OB. Her writing on both management and…"
Mar 4
James M is now a member of The Mary Parker Follett Network
Mar 3
Albie M. Davis replied to Joe Aragon's discussion Integrating Folett's Work at Work?
"Hi Joe, What an intriguing inquiry.  I can't help but wonder what your "situation" is; however, perhaps you're not in a position to reveal that, which I can understand.  Follett often speaks of the "law of the…"
Feb 26

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