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Identification with the Organization

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780198068662
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080465 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0015
Identification with the Organization

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When members of an organization identify their interests with those of their organization, they show commitment to its objectives. Identification with the organization gives members a purpose and a sense of belonging, as well as a degree of self-discipline that motivates them to support the organization in achieving its goals. In the context of civil service, such an identification is known as esprit de corps. In India, the civil service has forfeited esprit de corps which it itself created and nurtured. During the colonial period, esprit de corps was developed and nurtured by the Indian Civil Service that was eventually succeeded by the Indian Administrative Service. This chapter examines how India can promote esprit de corps in the civil service.

Keywords: esprit de corps; identification; purpose; sense of belonging; self-discipline; achieve goals; Indian Civil Service; Indian Administrative Service

Chapter.  2068 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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