Role of Dharma (Righteousness) in Workplace Spirituality: Evidence From Hitopadeśa

Journal of Organisation & Human Behaviour, 7(2 & 3), 1-7, 2018

Posted: 17 Nov 2018

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Piyush Gotise

Barkatullah University

Bal Krishna Upadhyay

Indian Institute of Forest Management

Date Written: October 25, 2018

Abstract

The paper proposes a framework of dharma (righteousness) to foster workplace/organisational spirituality. For instilling spirituality in employees that may translate into organisational/workplace spirituality, an ancient Indian text, that is, Hitopadeśa, provides guidance in verse. The framework of dharma (righteousness) constructed, on the basis of a theoretically sampled verse of Hitopadeśa, suggests four ethical values that could assist in sensing and experiencing one’s spirit in a relatively clearer form. This clear perception might assist in spiritual expression through work or in a workplace. The four values are: (1) sanyam (self-control); (2) satya (truthfulness); (3) śīla (character); and (4) dayā (compassion). The paper explicates the proposed dharma (righteousness) framework and suggests its implications for the mutual benefits of employees as well as for organisations.

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Keywords: Dharma, Righteousness, Workplace Spirituality, Self-Control, Morality, Business Ethics, Compassion, Truthfulness

Suggested Citation

Gotise, Piyush and Upadhyay, Bal Krishna, Role of Dharma (Righteousness) in Workplace Spirituality: Evidence From Hitopadeśa (October 25, 2018). Journal of Organisation & Human Behaviour, 7(2 & 3), 1-7, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3272551

Piyush Gotise (Contact Author)

Barkatullah University ( email )

Bhopal
India

Bal Krishna Upadhyay

Indian Institute of Forest Management ( email )

Po Box 357
Nehru Nagar
Bhopal MP, 462003
India

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