Compendium of Research Articles . The research discourse on workplace spirituality has paid significant attention to the debate on the appropriateness or otherwise of research methodology to be adopted in the area of workplace spirituality research. There are primarily two schools of researchers, who emphasise on i) instrumentalist perspective and ii) Instrumentalist perspective against the foundation of exploratory framework. In this context, it is worth-considering to integrate the research paradigms so that there evolves an integral research paradigm, which is appropriate in the context of workplace spirituality. It is also argued that for a business case to hold, the relation between variables that are posited as cause and effect must be precise. There is also a call for sufficient attention to be paid to empiricist tradition as well as qualitative trail. Researchers have posited workplace spirituality against the background of religious-philosophical and psychological frameworks. This paper discusses spill-over theory, social system perspective, respectful pluralism, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Judeo-Christian religious framework, values framework, Person-Organisation Fit, ethical climate framework and Maslow’s need-hierarchy model which are some of the theoretical frameworks that have been used by researchers.
Modernity and spirituality relevance of Gandhian thought for rural transformation
Proceedings of Conference. Gandhian thought has attracted widespread attention throughout the world. Thinkers have observed and felt follies of modern civilisation along with its advantages. Accordingly, the need for institutionalisation of post-modern vision in such a way as not to take away the dignity of individual is deeply felt. Though there exists a school of scholars who critique Gandhian socio-economic thought as pre-modern, a careful analysis of Gandhian ideology reflects a post-modern vision on issues such as industrialisation, machinery, economic systems, self-sustaining village economy and practice of religion. Against this background, this paper seeks to position Gandhian thought as essentially a post-modern stance in the context of enabling rural transformation in India. Further, it tries to situate Gandhian views within the frameworks of modernity, post-modernity and Gandhian spirituality. In this regard, it analyses and points out the relevance of Gandhian economic thought for the realisation of rural transformation in India.
Publication in Conference Proceedings. Modern professional managers can derive valuable lessons for managing their organisations from ancient wisdom. In this regard, the paper narrates the sources of ancient wisdom which may be of help to managers. Further, it analyses how ancient wisdom can supplement the knowledge of managers in managing people. Particularly, the paper explains how ancient wisdom can teach us the lessons of leadership and human resources management.