Welcome to Metamanaging! My name is Ibrat and I am the author of this blog on managing. I have been fascinated by the subject of management theory and practice since I was a medical student. In work and in life more generally, thinking and acting matter. This may seem self-evident, but what seems less evident is us pausing to reflect, ask questions and examine our management theories and practices (if you can separate the two)? More on that in my blog. Speaking of which…

This blog started after promptings from my tutors at Henley Business School where I did my MBA*: Dr Chris Dalton and Dr Sarah Mitchell. I confess that I am not really a blog reader myself (as I generally do books), so writing one did not appeal to me at first. But Chris insisted, just as he insisted on students writing reflections in the first place.

This blog largely captures my reflections on management thought and practice based on my observations and reading (films, books, magazines, etc), but I am particularly curious how management fits within broader perspectives of work and life. Why, you may ask? In my view we can’t really separate them. Think about it: how much can we detach our managerial practices from the life we live or the environment around us? Hence, meta-managing**.

I hope this blog will invite you into a dialogue and perhaps some discovery. It is not about pundit advice, predictions, proclamations or pontifications. The writings are deliberately unpolished just as our conversations by a water-cooler. You’re welcome to say what you think.

*MBA is the degree people do when they look for greater heights through broader perspectives, but not necessarily greater depths.

**Meta-managing simply means putting management within broader aspects of life.