Manifesto against Taylorism

This manifesto decries the ‘terrible’ simplifications that tayloristic managment theories colonizing HR inflict upon the capabilities of human beings working in organizations.

See for yourself how little of being human remains when you reduce human capabilities to mere competences and then ask contributors to add value for others than themselves.

This manifesto consists of the co-authors’ introduction to ‘Practices of Dynamic Collaboration’, Springer 2020, in June of 2020.

Manifesto Against the New Taylorism

Author: Otto Laske

I am the founder and director of IDM, the Interdevelopmental Institute. My background is in philosophy, psychology, consulting, and coaching based on developmental theory to which I have mightily contributed myself. See the blogs at