Good Health and Well-Being

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Organizational Initiatives for Spiritual Well-Being

  • Scott FosterEmail author
  • Tony Wall
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If spiritual well-being relates to a subjective sense of health and well-being one experiences within the workplace through expressing their spirituality in workplace work settings (Sheep 2006), then organizational initiatives for spiritual well-being are those strategies, practices, policies, procedures, spaces, and other activities which intentionally or actually enable others to experience or express their spiritual well-being in workplaces. Within the context of sustainable development, spiritual well-being at work has been connected to wider notions of good health and well-being, including stress, depression, anxiety and their knock-on consequential effects to suicide, and other sustainable development goals such as poverty and decent work.


Spirituality can be understood in a pluralistic way, with varying conceptualizations through history and in different cultural contexts, and have included...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Liverpool Business SchoolLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.International Thriving at Work Research CentreUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Zeman
    • 1
  1. 1.HRCS/COE and RRTTC/CHASUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA