The programme, which will begin on December 13, will include Bhagavad Gita lessons and chapters to ‘explore contemporary management concepts, conflicts, dilemmas, and trade-offs in business.’
Many organisations and corporations have been inspired by the ancient Indian epics of Mahabharata and Gita to apply the life lessons learned from the epics in real life. According to the IIM-A website, “lessons from the Bhagavad Gita propose strong strategies to encourage management approaches that are consistent with the business model while remaining ethical.”
“Bhagavad Gita lessons give effective approaches to develop organizational techniques that are consistent with business models while remaining ethical. “This course focuses on early reflections on those learnings,” an IIM official stated.
The course is divided into six sessions of three hours each. The course’s goal is to build insights into making effective decisions, improve conceptions of current management and value-based leadership, and develop a knowledge of leadership excellence, among other things. The program is intended for professionals having 5 years of work experience
Anyone familiar with the Bhagavad Gita is already aware of the major lessons from the Krishna-Arjun Samwad, Arjun’s problem before entering the battle, and Krishna’s function as a mentor.
“The course will also provide participants with the skills they need to handle tough moments in their careers with confidence.” “The training tries to sensitise them on how to grow themselves into competent corporate leaders,” the source stated.
The topic, which will be presented through a combination of case discussion and video clips, will include Bhagavad Gita value lessons, understanding behavioural orientation, role conflict, and outcome, among other things.
The program fee is Rs 64,000 and the registration for the same closes on November 29.
While speaking with the media, course creator Professor Sunil Maheshwari said, “We teach through a case study method. And if we have to teach managers these skills, what better way than the life of Lord Krishna? His is the best life example to teach effective leadership.”
When discussing the course, the professor mentioned that he performed a survey among corporates before constructing it. “What struck me the most was that the credibility score was quite low, implying that more credible managers and leaders are needed in organisations if want to progress in the correct way.”
“Bhagavad Gita lessons enable managers to live a purposeful life that leads to excellence in whatever they do.” “They must have a high level of trustworthiness, ethics, and a value system,” he added.