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Introducing Workplace Spirituality as a Catalyst to Transform from Dysfunction to Organizational Convergence

  • Debra J. DeanEmail author
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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

Business transformation, innovation, lean six sigma methodology, modernization, and operational excellence are all buzzwords used in the workplace to make things better in terms of automation and business process improvement. However, all of this effort to increase production and reduce expenses may sometimes come at a cost to the morale and emotional aspect of the employees. As companies are searching for ways to remain competitive in the marketplace, workplace spirituality is an answer many are turning to. Spirituality does not necessarily mean religious, but for many believers in faith, spirituality is part of their practice. This chapter focuses on turning a dysfunctional organization into a functional workplace by using spiritual practices; some refer to them as soft skills. The instruments used in this study measured altruistic love, hope/faith, inner life, meaningful work, sense of community, and vision. All of which are focused on people more than business processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Regent UniversityVirginia BeachUSA

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