Footprints of Modern Management in Valmiki Ramayana
The study Valmiki Ramayana (V.R.) reveals management topics which are exactly the same in today s mgt. science.The genesis of modern mgt. can be vividly found in this ancient epic.The wisdom of ancient Indians is beyond doubts and suspicions, useful and time-tested one. V.R. discusses the Concept of leadership,leaders qualities,characteristics, types and behavioral patterns,qualities of ministers, administrators, functions of advisory boards/counselors,stipulates rules for the would be rulers,their competency building, character formation, the concept of interim government,a representative govt.,a trusteeship in administration,objectives of good governance / management, philosophical base for decision making, inclusion of spiritual leaders,sages and philosophers in the assembly, the concept of weak leadership along with various managerial processes such as communication,conflict-resolution,planning, role-personality conflicts,human relations,directing, organizing,concept of self-mgt, time-mgt,staffing,controlling and problem-solving techniques.It also discusses the concept of project mgt.,the concept of an Ideal State called Rama-Rajya and the concept of value-based leadership.