A CONTEXTUAL REFERENCE OF GANDHIAN PHILOSOPHY IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Dr. Vashishthadhar J. Dwivedi

Abstract


India is a land of philosophers whereas Gandhiji is a reformer and a modern philosopher who invented tools to inspire the masses. These tools find relevance in the present day. Gandhian Philosophy is based on the four pillars i.e. Truth, Non-Violence or Ahimsa, Self-Respect and Satyagraha. He practiced and preached the life of austerity, humbleness, and truth. His philosophy of simple living and high thinking attracted the peasants, humbled the mighty and the rich. 

The present paper analyses the application of the principles in the present context with respect to human resources practices. The present global context requires inspirational leadership style with appropriate strategy; Gandhiji is the best strategist with follower-centric approach. The human resource management practices were linked with human factor theory and defined as a bundle of practices. The strike as a right, collective bargaining, arbitration, and self-introspection were some of his contributions.

Keywords


Human Resource Management, Self-Introspection, Gandhian Philosophy, Collective Bargaining, Inspirational Leadership

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Writings of Gandhi in Young India sourced from library.


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