Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Holistic Approach to Management

The Holistic Approach

The holistic framework of Vedic management has been evolved based on an in-depth research of the vast Vedic literature from a management perspective

In the evolution of management theories, twenty-first century can be said to spearhead the emergence of the holistic perspective of management as people begin to realize that a wholesome and comprehensive approach is what is needed instead of a compartmentalized, divisional or sectoral approach. The art of management extends beyond the conventionally known and used domains. It is applicable in a wide variety of situations, circumstances and contexts. It is no longer confined to a set of tools and techniques and not restricted to processes and profits. It is not limited to the Western vision and direction. It extends beyond these barriers. Whether it is business for profit or non-profit organizations, entities or individuals, people now look for a reliable fountainhead to draw inspiration from and excel in all walks of life. When viewed from a totality perspective, management begins to spread its wings. Its contours are ever-increasing. It permeates almost in every aspect of human endeavor. It has fascinating and far-reaching horizons, many of which have not yet been fully understood or tapped. It is inter-twined and integrated in the way of life. It impels one to think aloud in unknown depths and untested frontiers. It uncases and allows free flow of thought towards mundane existence and beyond. The holistic philosophy has a prominent place in practical environments. It is oriented towards inspiring human beings to achieve excellence in their chosen arena. In the ultimate analysis at a higher plane of consciousness, it is related to the quest of understanding the reason for human existence which haunts the mind of every human being involved in contemplation and self-introspection. Thus the holistic approach to management has now dawned.