The purpose of this chapter is to develop a definition of equanimity and present a scale for its measurement. Equanimity is defined as a non-cognitive behavioural having the qualities of flexibility, objectivity, self-awareness, compassion, and equilibrium (FOSCE). In turn, it is linked to the development of workplace spirituality through Swadharma. The presence of equanimity is accepted as presence of Swadharma. Gaps in the previous assessments of equanimity provide a foundation for its development. FOSCE measures the five qualities from two perspectives – the participants and that of their associate/s. The maximum match of responses proves the presence of equanimity. The simplicity and versatility of the developed measure means that it can be applied without being time consuming makes it an ideal tool to assess equanimity and comprehend the maturity of Swadharma in individuals. Practical application of the scale includes assessing leadership development and assessing equanimity for detecting the presence of workplace spirituality.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Integrating Spirituality in Modern Workplaces|
|Editors||Naval Garg, Bijender Punia|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA, USA|
|Publisher||IGI Global Publishing|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|