Humanization is an important theoretical-practical framework for the social transformation of organizations and personnel management because it promotes inclusive and developmental policies and practices for workers, managers and institutions. Emphasizing this understanding, the present essay encompassed critical conceptions of the organizational phenomena in order to contribute to the analysis of humanized management practices in social organizations. The theoretical-practical field of the practices of management and organization of labor was analyzed, highlighting the inefficacy of the instrumental positivism, administrative practices of human resources and dataism. Contemporary elaborations regarding organizational, dialogical and political-pedagogical practices, liberation versus domination and an analysis of implications were also transposed to the labor contexts. We highlight these contributions as initial formulations to provide humanized labor management and organizational conditions. These elaborations may also be useful in order to visualize negative practices and to give more visibility to actions and practices that enable the subjects, the organizations and even society itself to have conditions to 'be more'.
humanization of care; management in health; administration in health; human resources administration; implication analysis