KB 3 Spiritual Quotient & Project Management


oct 2008

a h u m a n r e s o u r c e n e w s l e t t e r

highlights of this issue - Charu Singh,Industry Champion writes about the Spiritual Quotient. - Karsten Scherling highlights the Project Management – Airbus experience. - Niket Karajagi sees Innovation as a crucial competency for aWorld Class Company.

industry champion

the editor’s column

I welcome new and existing readers to this issue of Atyaasaa newsletter. For at least a decade now, company leaders have been speaking about spirituality; there are multiple advocated links between corporate success and issues of the soul. Spirituality seems to be increasingly intervening into the areas of business, management and organizations, as well as a focus for academic conferences and management consultant practices. The article alongside gives you spiritual insights to be a corporate leader, a leader who explores the contemporary significance of spirituality in the organization’s discourse. Leading your steps to the doors of spirituality and self awareness, Atyaasaa – Knowledge beans outlines the importance of Innovation and out of the box thinking. Having emphasized on innovation and creativity i.e. the right brain concept, let’s also have a look at the left brain concept considering the importance of technical knowledge. The job of the editor would be impossible without your cooperation.The article in the previous issue “Competency Based Employee Development” was extensively appreciated. I would take this opportunity to congratulate the writers and encourage all our readers to contribute.

Charu Singh

Currently heading Siemens Information Systems Ltd Training Department, Mumbai. Charu Singh has a work experience of 15 years. She has worked as a CEO for a social welfare organization in Mumbai and has also worked as a director of the Indo GermanTraining Center.

SPIRITUALITY - THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH Spirituality is man’s realization of the Brahman, the spirit. The Brahman, created this entire

universe through matter and energy. The universe is a manifested or projected form of God, the Brahman, created through the combination of matter and energy. The absolute reality of all creations is the same Brahman.He is ‘the real me’and ‘the real you’ dissolving all difference between us. So, in hurting you, I hurt myself and in loving others, I love myself. Out of the three elements of a being – the Atman, the mind and the body, the Atman is pure Brahman. However, a person’s mind is made up of negative and positive traits.Based on the development of these traits, a person imbibes a way of living; his Sanskaras. These Sanskaras guide all his mental processes and physical actions in life. Co-existence of both negative and positive elements in the mind causes intellectual and emotional contradictions, creating confusions within us, making us experience fear, insecurity, hurt, hatred and jealousy, driving us to inflict pain on one another and develop prejudiced vision. The world of pain and pleasure, created by the human mind, appears as the ultimate reality.By climbing the ladder of spiritual awareness, we can minimize and eventually eradicate pain, conflicting tendencies from our being, experience lasting peace and happiness. There are several paths to attain this: devotion, selfless work, philosophy, intense concentration and self-introspection. In self-introspection one has to stand outside the self like another person, probing and analyzing with detached objectivity, the tendencies, motives, responses and perceptions of the mind and deliberate on the varied human complexities and the cause of existence of this universe.This is a constant, lifelong process. Deep concentration is the key. Spirituality is not merely a subject for intellectual understanding and discussions. My sharing with you will go a long way in the truly desired direction, if we absorb its essence; by implementing the intense positive energy in our being and its revelation of universal love, in every step of our lives, in order to minimize conflicts, we can make this world a much more beautiful place to live in.

Neha Arora is a young, pro-active, and energetic individual, with a passion for Human Resource Management & Training. She comes with a clear Neha Arora Editor Atyaasaa-KnowledgeBeans editor@atyaasaa.com

As Swami Vivekananda summed it up – ‘One ounce of practice is worth a thousand pounds of theory’. Let us all endeavour to follow this.

focusonmanagingHRinterventionsasacareer.She has worked onmultiple key projects in training and consulting areas over a period of time inAtyaasaa.

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