Our mission

The Society of Management Innovators was founded with the mission of contributing to the innovation of local and international management approaches by our widespread professional and academic activities. Due to the significant technological, economic and social changes, today’s organizations face with a whole new set of challenges that makes it necessary to re-evaluate our current paradigms and develop new approaches to management principles and practical methodologies.
We find it crucially important to represent a holistic approach taking into consideration not only the economic but the wider social impact of organizations’ activities and to create value not only for organizations but for the society as well.


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About us

Iris Kassim

During my consulting work and my extensive academic and professional research projects I became inspired by revolutionary management principles that promote sustainable and ethical business behavior based on the deep respect of human values and social responsibility. I believe that we should be courageous enough to question outdated management dogma and experiment new approaches that go beyond the sole purpose of profit maximalization. I would like to contribute to the development of a new generation of organizations that are willing to seek for a harmonic balance between fair profits, self-actualization of employees and substantive social well-being.

András Nánássy

From a very young age, I had a magical attraction to oriental cultures. I was fascinated by their non-dualistic view of world, which does not strive to create silos and considers the object and the observer of the object as one organic system. As an HR leader in the automotive sector I became interested in the reconciliation possibilities of the latest management trends developed in the western world with the Toyota system which is deeply rooted in the Asian culture. How can we harmonize the principles of agile, scrum or holacracy with the practices of 5S, lean or kaizen? I am eager to observe how the management approaches of the start-up cultures could be transferred to larger and more complex organizations. And, how can we do that in the middle of a digital boom? Because, – as Darwin said – it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.


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