Title: From 'management by materialism' to 'management by spiritual wisdom'

Authors: S.R. Meera; Sandrine Bonin

Addresses: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Amritapuri, Clappana PO, Kollam – 690525, India ' Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Amritapuri, Clappana PO, Kollam – 690525, India

Abstract: The goal of a firm is to make money appear to be the fundamental assumption of classical management culture. Management by spiritual wisdom proposes, instead, to contribute socially to the benefit of all, including material needs and spiritual needs. Detachment of the results of actions is required to be fully confident in the outcomes provided by The Divine Hand. Clearly, this approach does not lead to a complete disinterest of the work, this is the opposite: work becomes worship, or 'workship', where workers are alert of each and every detail. They find purpose and meaning in what they are doing. These efforts in a union with the divine lead them to higher state of consciousness where they are able to achieve more and take decisions spontaneously and intuitively. These management wisdom lessons have been drawn from the study on the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and Indian Management Wisdom.

Keywords: spirituality; management wisdom; spiritual wisdom; materialism; Amma; India; Mata Amritanandamayi Math.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2014.058251

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.71 - 82

Available online: 11 Dec 2013 *

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