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Spirituality in Organizations: Parallels with Spirituality in Other Disciplines—Toward a Coherent Theory

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This chapter distinguishes spirituality and religion, and describes the various ways in which spirituality has been described in an organizational context. It provides an overview and description of how spirituality has been examined and practiced within an organization or business setting. The chapter then describes a model which the author have used to examine the research which has been published to date regarding organizational spirituality and a summary of the kinds of research that have been conducted to date. It discusses concerns that critics have raised regarding spirituality in organizations, and possible legal issues that have arisen when using or advocating spirituality in organizations. The chapter examines the question of whether there is coherence in theory and research with regard to spirituality across disciplines. It asserts that what is first required is agreement across disciplines on definitions of spirituality and how spirituality is manifested in behaviours and beliefs.

Keywords: business setting; coherent theory; organizational spirituality; religion



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