This book practically deals with the importance of human aspects, value management and positive motivation for success in all fields of management as an individual, as a team and also as a corporate body.
It is said that however delicious the food may be, it can be
enjoyed and appreciated by the individual if he has a healthy
body congenial to consume the food! Similarly, the modern
technology and management strategies would be successfully
effective if the mind and intellect of the concerned individual
are perfect to execute them properly. Therefore, appropriate
nourishing and tuning of the mind and intellect are as much
important as the technology and management skills for
As we experience the phenomenal progress of modern
world due to tremendous technological development in all
fields of life, we find very distinctly that modern man is at
the peak of enjoying worldly pleasures — what we call ‘higher
standard of living’. However, we also notice that he is not
able to match this illusory happiness with what our Masters
call ‘higher standard of life’.
The modern management based largely on Western
philosophy of life finds it difficult to find an appropriate
response to this dilemma — comfort giving material progress
on one side and dissatisfaction, depression and stress on
the other. Our scriptures and spiritual Masters, the doyen
of ancient wisdom, however, have key to these problems.
They believe in creating a healthy balance between the two
— the inner and the outer world - empowering the modern
managers to face these challenges and at the same time enjoy
the real quality of life.
Swami Vivekananda was one of the first modern saints to
realize the relevance of spiritual values in management, with firm
conviction that the East cannot copy the Western management
style, because of wide difference in culture and values.
Management is a part of life and means to an end of
ultimate in life and not an end in itself. Attitude towards
action and consequent fruits, understanding manifest human
behaviour as a result of unmanifest tendencies, commitment
to work in life and organization, criteria for excellence,
motivation and management of man, all these are hallmarks
of Bhagavad-gita. The whole bulk of our scriptures constitute
a huge untapped resource for development of infinite
human potential. Transformation of this infinite entity into
performance at all levels is the art of management. Hence,
we need to focus primarily on life management and develop
total vision of life.
In an attempt to manage the external world effectively
by understanding our own inner world in depth, we are happy
to bring out bouquet of articles in a book form entitled, ‘Indian
Insights Into Management’. Taking management/leadership
as a process, managers as input for transformation, values
and attributes as key drivers for the process and profit and
wealth as output, the book is divided in two sections —
While glancing through this book, the reader will very
clearly notice that complete anatomy for effective action -
karma (as described in Bhagavad-gita) such as karmahetu
(purpose of business), karta (managers and _ leaders),
karma (management process) and karmaphala (results of
management process) are reflected in these articles.
We acknowledge with profound sense of gratitude
and reverence the phenomenal contribution to our lives by
doyens in spiritual field like Pajya Swami Chinmayananda,
Swami Tejomayananda, Swami Swaroopananda and Swamini
Saradapriyananda, through these articles, which were
originally brought out as souvenir by Chinmaya Mission
Centre, Mulund in the past. We are also thankful to editorial
team of Tapovan Prasad, for providing such enriching material
for personal and organizational unfoldment and Sri Kaushik
Rindani for his immense efforts in archiving material from
Tapovan Prasad from different issues on relevant topics and
collating them for presentation in book form.
We have sanguine hope that the contents will benefit
management professionals and students of management.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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