The Quest for Creativity: Insights from Indian Wisdom

  • Sanjoy Mukherjee Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Keywords: Creative Odyssey, Indian Wisdom, Consciousness, Silence, Child Divine


The importance of Creativity is often highlighted in modern organizations especially when it comes to problem solving and decision making, leadership and motivation. However, the concept of creativity, qualitative in its essence, when used abundantly in a techno economic and managerial context becomes limited in scope and outcome because of the constant pressures of quantitative parameters like profits and turnover. The present paper is an attempt to liberate this lowly circumscribed notion of creativity and explore its higher, wider and deeper connotations for all round development of the individuals in modern organizations. It tries to reveal pertinent insights into multiple dimensions of creativity primarily from classical wisdom literature of India, both ancient as well as modern, from the Upanishads, the Bhagavadgita and Shri Shri Chandi to the messages of modern-day seers like Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo.