Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Dogmatism....a term used in management schools and the corporate world to emphasize the rigidity structure and the lack of flexibility with respect to leadership and manager's views. Is dogmatism always good?Or does it curtail the free and creative juices flowing out of the human minds?

Certain firm beliefs such as corporate social responsibility and ethics demand a certain dogmatic tinge in them to ensure the code of conduct followed by every employee.It emphasizes the consistency and stability of the functioning of the organization that makes it saleable to the foreign investors.

On the other hand,it could also lead to a stifling organisational climate,where rules that need a flex once in a while arent to be broken.A rigidity in the communication levels could severe the lack of direct contact of the lower level employees to the higher levels of management.It is a time consuming process that works in disfavour during emergency situations.

However a certain amount of dogmatic views in ones personal life....emphasize on their disciplinary actions and firm beliefs.It enhances ones ability to stick by something and stand by their beliefs even if it means contradicting with the majority.It requires a great amount of integrity and sincereity to practise what one believes and is far from the wavering monkey like minds of the human clan.

Instances of sticking by ones decision in terms of their marital and professional life,is a positive effect of the rigid glue like beliefs.Certain ideologies in contribution to the society,such as preserving nature or fighting against the employment of children for manufacturing any product at the cost of risking their lives,facilitates the need for dogmatism in order to fight for a social cause.Is it so difficult to stand by what we believe in order to show compassion towards our fellow humans who risk their lives to produce items that give us a few minutes of pleasure?

Something,definitely to ponder our minds about!



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