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Spirituality in Management. Insights from India
Published in Springer
2019
Abstract
With spirituality being brought to the fore of management and organisation studies, this timely collection takes a closer look at the relationship between religion and work in India. Bringing together experts from various backgrounds, this book provides a comprehensive review of the topic, addressing its key underpinnings and complexities. Spirituality in Management is divided into four sections, covering the evolution of workplace spirituality, its causes, characteristics and outcomes and culminating in a critical analysis. A thought-provoking read for scholars, students and policy-makers, this book provides an Indian perspective on managing spirituality at work and offers insights into successful organisational practice. Intro; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: Introduction: Spirituality and Organization; References; Part I: The Evolution and Characteristics of Workplace Spirituality; 2: Spirituality in Management: Towards Management by Higher Consciousness; Introduction; Evolution of Management Thought; Defining Spirituality; Typology of Energies and OSHA-OSHE Model of Human Beings; Religion, Science, Spirituality: Historical Perspective; Three Models of Spirituality/Inner Search; Model I: IBA (Inner Being-Anchor) Model Model II: ISRON (Inner Search for Realization of Oneness-Nirvana)Model III: JHS (Joining of Heart and Spirit) Model; Implications for Management and Leadership; From Old Paradigm of CEO to New Paradigm of CEO; References; 3: AdhyAtma or Spirituality: Construct Definition and Elaboration Using Multiple Methods; Introduction; AdhyAtma: A Lexical Analysis; AdhyAtma in the bhagavadgItA; AdhyAtmic AcaraNa: yama and niyama in pAtaJjalayogasUtra; Behavioural Anchors of adhyAtma: pramukh swAmIjI as an Exemplar; Discussion; References 4: Constructing Workplace Spirituality in an Indian Context: A Study on Working ProfessionalsIntroduction; Spirituality for Working Professionals; Research Question; Method; Findings; Inability to Articulate Spirituality Initially; Identifying a Spiritual Person; Saints, Reformers and Social Activists; Religious Leaders as Spiritual People; Close Networks as Spiritual; Traits and Behaviours of a Spiritual Person; Immaterialist; Compassionate and Helping; Forgiving; Calm and Composed; Nonviolent; Enlightened; Otherworldly; Actions to Become a Spiritual Person; Belief and Devotion; Remembrance Discipline and Adherence to ValuesYoga and Meditation; Following Spiritual Idols; Surrender; Rituals; Charity; Benefits of Spirituality; Well-being; Personal Growth; Interpersonal Effectiveness; Defining Spirituality ... Again; Discussion; Intertwined Conception of Religion and Spirituality; Limitations, Future Research and Conclusion; References; 5: Nonviolence Behaviour in the Workplace: Myth or Reality?; Introduction; Multidisciplinary Dimension of Nonviolence; Religious Traditions and Philosophical Dimension; Psychological Dimensions; Teixeira's Theory of Nonviolence Brene's Model of Peaceful SelfhoodWorkplace Dimension; Outcomes of Nonviolence Behaviour; View of Nonviolence in Organisation: A Mixed Reality; Nonviolence as Organisation Culture Is Time Bound; Fruits of Nonviolence in a Form of Eudaimonia; Nonviolence as a Constructive Way to Conflict Resolution; Nonviolence Beyond Work Teams; Antecedents of Nonviolence Behaviour at the Workplace; Conclusion; References; Part II: Empirical Evidence of Workplace Spirituality; 6: Finding Spirituality at Work Through Employee Volunteerism; Introduction; Fostering Spirituality at Work Through 'Enriching Work'
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JournalData powered by TypesetPalgrave Studies in Indian Management
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer
ISSN2662-1126
Open AccessNo