Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 6, Pages: 1-4
Symbiosis International University, Pune, India; [email protected]
We are all in the labyrinth of our own making, crying for help, to be rescued, to be set free. The distressed SOS calls can’t be heard any longer because they are now becoming deafening……………. Three Vices have taken a tenacious grip over most of us- Greed, Selfishness and Instant gratification. Greed fuels corruption, selfishness gives rise to stress and wanting instant gratification causes us to ignore the long term consequences of our actions. The angst has no voice or expression and hence has seeped into our lives to make it banal, purposeless and ironically anxious. Leaders, sometimes unwittingly, in order to give some sense of direction and purpose, resort to such interventions which further perpetuate the trivialization of the human spirit and ultimately wrecks havoc in the work place. Every morning brings a new battle and every night, a fervent prayer. Those, who have reached the centre of this gigantic labyrinth, have become like the mythical Minotaur. Not realizing, that it is actually he, who is in captivity due to his own half beastly nature. “The Crisis in business is spiritual, all management ideas till now have been external directed paradigms, developing behavior and skills, not character and values. But meaning and richness must flow from the mind to work and not the other way. We need a fundamental shift from the current reductionist, fragmentist, and materialistic paradigm to one which recognizes relationships, consciousness and the spirit as the right approach.” S. K. Chakraborty, Centre for Human Values, IIM Calcutta
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