It often strikes me that the concept of dhamma is fading when we think about Leaders and Leadership in the increasingly complex business world we find ourselves in. Indeed so little is said that we could easily jump to the incorrect conclusion that it's not possible to balance the two seemingly divergent paths that lead to people's well being and the bottom line.
Consider how many organisations or leaders apply Buddhist principles in managing people while doing business? I believe that the way of dhamma can be applied in managing people and achieving business success, and that by doing so it is possible to keep your employees engaged and committed preventing a talent brain drain and helping us prepare for the huge opportunities that the Asean Economic Community presents.
It begins with a simple humanistic genuine concern for the quality of life and social well-being of your workforce. I strongly believe that people are the key ingredient in driving organisational success. I also strongly believe that spending money to win the hearts of employees or providing performance-related pay based on business results is not sufficient for retaining the talent we need.
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