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Gender and Communication in Bhagavad Gita - Organizing for Inclusivity.pdf
Academy of Management - Annual Conference (2019)
  • Jon P. Radwan
Twenty-first century research on sustainability and development advises organizations to work toward increased inclusivity and equality.  Where modern theory stressed independence and autonomy, global communication and technology revolutions now require a holistic systems perspective stressing inter-dependence and balance.  In particular, gendered exclusion patterns and misogyny have been identified as both ethically suspect and organizationally counter-productive.  All religious traditions address gender relations, and despite patriarchal histories many wisdom traditions share valuable lessons on gender inclusivity.  Within the Hindu tradition the Bhagavad Gita is a spiritual masterpiece with a profound message of unity, including both masculine and feminine manifestations of God.  This presentation explores Speech as a feminine dimension of Krishna to yield organizational communication lessons that can help organizations become more inclusive.
  • Inclusivity,
  • Gender,
  • Organizational Communication,
  • Management Spirituality,
  • Religious Communication,
  • Hindu Wisdom Tradition,
  • Feminine Speech
Publication Date
Summer August 11, 2019
Boston, MA
Part of the Management Spirituality and Religion Division's 2019 Best Panel Proposal.
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Jon P. Radwan. "Gender and Communication in Bhagavad Gita - Organizing for Inclusivity.pdf" Academy of Management - Annual Conference (2019)
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