If managers were medical doctors

The tragedy of mainstream and greedy capitalism is that the rich get richer, while the poor get poorer.

But if managers were medical doctors, would managers search for opportunities to maximize profits or opportunities to address disengagement and quiet quitting behaviors in organizations?

If managers were medical doctors, would managers externalize costs or partner with communities to pursue sustainable development goals?

If managers were medical doctors, would they swear allegiance to pesos and dollars or, similar to the Hippocratic Oath, they would swear towards a set of virtues, vocations, and the covenant for shared prosperity?

I honor my medical doctor and nurse friends who have immensely helped me, my loved ones, and society. Truly, a profession in the medical field is a vocation.

Hopefully, in the near future, we could say that management and entrepreneurship are vocations too.


Matthew 9:9-13. When he heard this he replied, ‘It is not the healthy who need the doctor, but the sick. Go and learn the meaning of the words: Mercy is what pleases me, not sacrifice. And indeed I came to call not the upright, but sinners.’

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 264: SEPTEMBER 21, 2022]

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