Luckily the IT industry is comparatively free from the menace of political interference. Politicians do not tamper with it because many are not familiar with the complexity of the industry. Further Companies, which have achieved tremendous growth and success, attribute their achievement due to their philosophy of being value driven and not greed driven. The management of such companies has been able to resist pressures from the government officials to dilute the standard of ethics in dealings and thus avoid falling a victim of C- governance.
Can consultants in general and management consultancy in particular effectively help to tackle the twin evil of C Governance and poverty? Is there any set of effective tools they can design and adopt? If so how can it be done and how soon. Can this be made as part of the vision for the 21st century for all countries? These questions take us to the objective of widening the scope of consultancy services. The emphasis is to demolish the pillars of C governance and promote E Governance, which has brought benefits to the common man with prospects of greater benefits and convenience.
Management welcomes knowledge from all disciplines. It believes in an inter-disciplinary approach. It upholds the systems approach for solving problems. It has widely applied the systems approach for solving problems in industry. In the area of corruption and poverty elimination too there are vital subsystems. They remain outside the system and disrupt the fulfilment of the objective of economic growth with equity and social harmony. These include the politicians, the legislature and the judiciary.
One important area of knowledge demanding close and immediate attention is application of ethics in governmental administration. Such ethics derive strength from spirituality. In fact contrary to popular belief this is totally secular and universally beneficial. This has recently gained acceptance in western countries as a tool of managerial effectiveness. Countries and organizations where officials take orders from a situation and not from individuals have benefited from using such tools.
Concepts like Dharmic Management have surfaced and found greater acceptance. Real values of life do contain potential for improving the quality of human resource, which commands other resources. India’s rich heritage and wisdom provide ample evidence of this potential. There is no need to feel shy about using such beneficial tools and management consultants can freely make use of them.
Twenty first century is going to be the century fusing economic progress with spiritual strength. It augurs well for the world economy. Countries with spiritual strength hold the beacon of hope and leadership for world development. Wisdom and the heritage of the past dating back to thousands of years teach us the art of man making. This is the unique strength India has, which others are yet to acquire. If man is developed to attain excellence, the family, society, nation, country and the whole world will attain better growth and harmony.
So the most important aspect of human development is to develop man to attain his maximum potential. His assets are the body, mind and intellect the three pillars on which his excellence is built. Intellect can be trained to develop positive thinking ensuring right decisions. The mind can be developed to imbibe values, which will benefit humanity. The body can be kept healthy so that work can be done at peak efficiency with little down time.
While developing all these aspects the unseen resource of spiritual strength – that is belief in the spirit behind the three faculties, which makes them function, is to be respected and relied upon. We may call it life, energy or consciousness. Any work in any field of activity if done with this vision will bring better results. It will make any professional a better professional in his field. It will be done with a sense of dedication. Great men, and leaders who made tremendous contribution to the country were those who had strengths deeply rooted in spirituality. They were motivated to excel in their performance through a sense of fulfillment and they acted far beyond enriching themselves. Conceptual skill was imbedded in them and they could visualize the country as one integrated whole. They practiced sustainability by respecting environmental forces.
We also know the most essential things in life; air, water, space and fire are free. Without them life will be extinct. But we often forget how they came to be provided and what is the force, which sustains them. It is the realization of this truth that takes us to see and respect the spirit behind all these free resources, which are essentials and for which no monetary value can be assigned or will be adequate.