CHAPTER 3

Organizational Culture and Climate

Opening Case: Identical Across the World

Swami Vivekananda was one of the most renowed disciples of Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Dev. A vastly read person with a strong spiritual base, he introduced the concepts of Indian philosophy, Vedanta and yoga to the Western world. His captivating speech at the Parliament of World’s Religion at Chicago in 1915 touched the heart of millions and he became a legend overnight.

Born to a rich and aristocratic Bengali family in late 19th century, Narendranath (his original name before he became a monk) had an urge to know God from an early age. He eventually came in touch with Shri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar and became his disciple. After the death of his Guru, Vivekananda ...

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