Humane Capital® Board Game

The Humane Capital® strategy board game delivers an alternative, practical approach that any employer can implement in order to overcome the unique challenges faced by their organization. It explores the steps that businesses need to take in order to become a ‘good’ organization, doing well by doing good, that can achieve long-term results, and is highly complementary to the book. Through gamification, the Humane Capital® vision and methodology can be shared and cascaded easily and effectively to a diverse audience.

The game demonstrates how current leaders and managers can start the process of shifting their own organisations from ‘controlled and orderly’ to ‘enthusiastic and collaborative’. It begins by providing a vocabulary and structure for the senior team to explore the 8 Pillars of Humane Capital®. Next, it considers the sector specific strategies the organisation could utilise to work on the Pillar themes, creates the awareness of the potential ‘barriers’ it might encounter on the way, finally focusing on one specific strategy to implement first.

The game:

  • Provides a safe environment for experiential learning
  • Introduces the vocabulary, structure and philosophy of the Humane Capital® approach to the senior team
  • Enables the Humane Capital® vision to be shared and cascaded with the wider organisation
  • Provides insight into the 8 Pillars and the impact on the organisation and HOW to practically start to address these
  • Facilitates a clearer understanding of the impact of mindset and motivation on the organisation
  • Helps the team recognise the potential ‘barriers to shifting’, enabling the team to identify clear sector specific strategies to start the ‘shift’

The game provides any senior team and executive education providers with an easy and accessible step to envision, articulate and begin the process of enabling their organisation to become more humane, high performing and productive.

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Advance Praise for 'Humane Capital'

Professor Mark Esposito

Professor of Business and Economics, Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, an Institutes Council co-leader at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program at Harvard Business School


Vlatka’s contribution pushes an open door in the direction of how the Fourth Industrial Revolution envisions the role of organizations in the 21st century: Maximizing Human Well-Being. The underlying understanding that building organizations around human centered systems is of cardinal importance, is what makes of this book a wonderful journey, entrenched in some of the most emerging organizational theories as well as applications on the nature of firms today. A must read.

Phil James

CEO of The Institute of Leadership and Management


In 'Humane Capital', Vlatka gives us a provocative series of insights from the narratives of leaders within different types of businesses. Building on her transformative work in 'The Management Shift', this is a rich and compelling call-to-action for anyone looking for success in management and fulfilment as a human being.

Deepa Prahalad

Co-Author, Predictable Magic, Thinkers50 India


Vlatka Hlupic provides inspiration and direction for those seeking to realize the full potential inside their companies and in society at large. With examples from a wide range of leaders, she shows that high performance begins with a focus on people.

Professor M.S. Rao

Author of over 40 Books including ‘21 Success Sutras for CEOs,’ Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India


This book outlines ideas and insights from 59 eminent leaders globally. It implores leaders to adopt humane approach to build their organisations. It enlightens the expectations and aspirations of millennials who constitute predominant workforce globally. It encourages gender-balanced organisations to achieve excellence and effectiveness. I strongly recommend reading it.

Dave Ulrich

Professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, co-founder of The RBL Group, Wall Street Journal Business Best-selling author (The Why of Work), Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from HR Magazine, in Thinkers50 Hall of Fame


Vlatka had studied an incredible list of “humane” companies and distilled the practices that more fully engage employees. These are incredible cases and even better insights that can be adapted to any organization. This book reinforces the importance of taking care of people who will take care of customers and others. Very well done!

Talita Ferreira

CEO and Founder of Authentic Change Solutions, former CFO of BMW UK Limited


When we think of some of the greatest challenges facing organisations today – disruptors changing the playing field, the gender-pay-gap, lack of diversity of thought throughout leadership levels in organisations, the need to resonate with customer needs at a very deep level, the tremendous increase in mental health and stress issues and five generations of employees to motivate and engage simultaneously; there is no doubt that some organisations are in serious need of transforming. Humane Capital provides powerful insights into the approach to follow to humanise organisations and the tangible financial rewards to reap from leaders who have done it and are very credible. As former CFO there is no doubt in my mind that organisations need to be brave to make Professor Vlatka’s ‘big shift’ to create more inspiring working environments that allow individuals to bring their real selves to work for the sake of continued business performance, relevance and growth.

Rajeeb Dey MBE

Founder & CEO of Learnerbly & World Economic Forum Young Global Leader


Vlatka's book is a timely reminder of how more so than ever it is imperative that businesses wake up to their broader societal responsibilities and recognise that it is possible to do well by doing good. Social good and impact should not be seen as a nice to have or trade-off and is something companies at all stages can embrace as highlighted by the case studies in the book; shining a light on the best practices within the non-profit, SME and corporate world.

Simon Caulkin

senior editor GPDF, former management columnist for The Observer


In an era when corporations increasingly treat employees as just another means to their financial ends, and work becomes both more contingent and precarious and ever more controlled, here is a bracing and timely antidote. Treating people well at work is the right thing to do, says Hlupic, with plentiful case studies in support, and there is no downside. No excuses: just do it.

Professor Julian Birkinshaw

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean at the London Business School, Thinkers50 management thought leader


'Humane Capital' is a really thought-provoking analysis of the management challenges facing companies, large and small, in today’s fast-moving economy. Most managers recognise the tensions between long and short term thinking, and between people and profits. Vlatka Hlupic provides some valuable advice for how to resolve these tensions, to make companies more sustainable and more humane.

Paul Polman

CEO Unilever, Vice-Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact


Not only are great leaders first and foremost good human beings, Vlatka’s excellent book Humane Capital, explains loud and clearly how this can be translated into high performance organisations and above average return. Possibly the best investment you could ever make.

Subir Chowdhury

Best-selling author, CEO of ASI Consulting Group, Thinkers50 management thought leader


The importance of human quality is critical to organizational success. Vlatka’s 'Humane Capital' will make a difference for business leaders and organizations.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE

50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, President of the CIPD, President of the British Academy of Management, Immediate Past President of RELATE, President of the Institute of Welfare, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from HR Magazine


'Humane Capital' is an outstanding read from a management scholar who has worked extensively with leaders and businesses. It highlights the thoughts and reflections of 59 business leaders in a lively and entertaining way, many nuggets of wisdom here!

Oleg Elshin

Nobel Prize nominee, President, CEO at Terra Seismic


Vlatka Hlupic’s new book is full of interesting insights and observations. The book will be interesting for all who want to be a successful manager in today’s rapidly changing world.

Professor Sunil Gupta

the Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School


This is a timely book – engagement levels remain stubbornly low – a crushing waste of human potential. This passionate book seeks to address this problem and to create work places which are life affirming. The argument is enriched with lively case studies and interview material. It deserves to be widely read.

Professor Gareth Jones

Visiting Professor IE Business School, Madrid, Fellow at London Business School


This is a timely book – engagement levels remain stubbornly low – a crushing waste of human potential. This passionate book seeks to address this problem and to create work places which are life affirming. The argument is enriched with lively case studies and interview material. It deserves to be widely read.

Alfred Tolle

Former Director at Google, CEO of Wisdom Together e.V. a non-profit association registered in Germany


Vlatka had studied an incredible list of “humane” companies and distilled the practices that more fully engage employees. These are incredible cases and even better insights that can be adapted to any organization. This book reinforces the importance of taking care of people who will take care of customers and others.  Very well done!

Dan Pontefract

Author of OPEN to THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY, and Chief Envisioner of TELUS


Rich with case studies and stories, Vlatka deftly details the critical importance of a humane and purpose-driven workplace.

Sangeet Paul Choudary

Best-selling author of Platform Revolution and Platform Scale, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Top 10 HBR contributor, Founder of Platformation Labs


Humane Capital presents a well-researched argument for the growing importance of humanizing business and Vlatka's narrative incorporates several compelling case studies that demonstrate that 'doing good' is actually 'good business'.

David Burkus

author of FRIEND OF A FRIEND and UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT


A powerful, and provocative, blend of case studies, research, and practical implications for making business more personal and personal more humane.