Friday, May 8, 2015

RAMAYANA AND BHAGWATA GITA AND MODERN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES






Our ancient spiritual guides or maharishis have illustrated a lot about the use of management in every day’s living. . In all organizations, where a group of people assembles for the accomplishment of some common goal and objective, irrespective of caste, religion and creed, these principles are bequeathed through the management of resources, financial planning, priorities, strategies and practices. People have accepted that the globally famous companies have adopted the best management practices to run their organizations. Some organizations have faced the infant mortality rate. According to the study made by Geus in 1997, in his book The Living Company, 1 that the most of the renowned organizations are found unhealthy. According to the study, the average life of Fortune 500 was 40-50 years. One third of organizations which were listed in Fortune 500 in 1997 were nowhere to be found by 1983 and 40% of all newly established organizations lasted for less than 10 years. A careful study of Holy Gita and Sundarkand edifies us about the important principles that a manager must learn to create long lived organizations. Both illustrate the implementation of a very difficult task. These saintly epics reveal that the essential requirements of high-quality management are contained in Bhagwad Gita and Sundarkand. They enlighten us to turn our weakness into strength, to know our inter-personal as well as intrapersonal skills. Sri Ram as a Boss motivated Hanuman ji, the chief of monkeys to go to Lanka in search of Devi Sita to get a message from her and come back. And at another side Shree Krishna teaches Arjuna that how his aim in life can be achieved; howsoever it might be so hard to solve the conflicts between emotions and intellect. Gita teaches Sincerity, Honesty and Truthfulness etc as it shows how we can grab the opportunity as of the challenges. One of the most obvious incidences, in which management principles are clearly stated is in the canto where Hanuman ji going to Lanka. His mission was to locate Devi Sita to convey Lord Ram’s message. When it became clear that Sita was in Lanka, Jamvant asked Hanuman to go there. He helped him in realising his true potential and motivated him to go in the enemy’s camp. Arjuna got disheartened when he perceived his relatives with whom he had to fight, to motivate him the Bhagavad-Gita was preached to Arjuna in the battle field Kurukshetra by Lord Krishna as counseling to do his duty while huge number of men stood by waiting. Arjuna faced the dilemma of divergence between his intellect and emotions. In almost all of the cases, emotions win. Only a very few people have a conflict-free emotion and intellect. For one who has controlled his mind, there is wisdom and meditation. There can be no happiness without peace. Sorrow and anger blasts all the five senses of an individual. The person who is without vision or sixth sense is just like a ship without the radar. Management is the converter of knowledge into action.