Servant Leadership And Benevolent Organization: A Case Study

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Servant Leadership and Benevolent Organisation:
Abstract

Introduction
Benevolent Organisation has recently become a significant topic of interest amongst the organisational researchers who are exploring and creating environment of human progress and compassion (Karakas,F.Sarigllu,E,2012).Organisations are considered making rooms for emotions, meaning, spirituality and community which were viewed only as a rational system (Ashmos and Duchon,2000). Around the world, the leaders are contributing to advance theories of business ethics (Trevino 1986), spirituality at work (Ashmos and Duchon, 2000, Mitroff and Denton 1999), positive organisational scholarship (Cameron et al. 2003), appreciative inquiry (Cooperrider and Whitney, 1998) and corporate
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The employees feel pshycological isolation very often at work in the organisation (Bolman and Deal, 1995). Workplace spirituality has the potential to overcome the isolation and provide a feeling of purpose and a sense of connection and meaning at work (Bolman and deal, 1995, Fry, 2003; Fry and Slocum, 2008; Giacalone and Jurkiewicz, 2003).The essential function of spirituality is also to lead to a path of genuine love of people and a deep concern for others (Kernochan et al. 2007).In the context servant leadership might play a positive role due to its inherent characteristics. Servant leader’s way of execution of task is not of self-interest; but they want their subordinates to improve for their own good. They do not only want them to achieve leader’s or organisational goals but want to see them developing as an end. Servant hood builds a working climate and generate feelings of employee empowerment rather than satisfying the desires of the self-ego. It also helps in cultivating a feeling of …show more content…
Therefore, benevolence must incorporate compassion. Compassion has not only deep religious connotations, but it also refers to showing concern for the suffering or welfare of others, and shows mercy to others. The feeling of compassion is evident when leaders make an effort to understand the needs of their employees and take steps to address those needs and concerns in organisation (Cooper Brian, Santora, Sarros, J, 2007).The person practicing benevolence are large hearted and kind enough to help others. Until and unless we consider things from other’s point of view, we will never be able to understand a person’s opinion and his/her perceptions (Cooper, K, Brian.Santora, C, Joseph and Sarros, C.James,

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