Ethically Winning Hearts and Minds: Spirituality in the Workplace

By Angelo Nicolaides.

Published by The Organization Collection

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There are signs that interest in the area of workplace spirituality is growing in South African businesses as indeed it has been in developed countries such as the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The amount of books and other scholarly research published in this fledgling area has increased in leaps and bounds over the last decade, and more particularly in the light of major scandals such as Enron and WorldCom. Certain academic journals of note such as the Journal of Management Education (2000) and Change Management (2003), amongst others, have included special editions dealing with workplace spirituality, highlighting a growing interest in this topic. Given the great socio-economic shifts in the demographics of employees and the turbulent nature of the world economy, it is logical for both employers and employees to turn to spirituality in the workplace for support. These efforts are intensified as governmental, corporate, private and public sector scandals relating to corruption and greed are uncovered on a daily basis. Given that the workplace is where people spend most of their lives, business practices can and do contribute to individual spiritual development

Keywords: Workplace Spirituality, Social Systems, Ethical Work Climate, Religion, Employee, Business Match, Interconnectedness, Enhanced Profitability

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 8, pp.9-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 555.409KB).

Prof. Dr. Angelo Nicolaides

Senior Lecturer, School of Tourism and Hospitality, Vaal University of Technology, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Angelo Nicolaides is the Head of Department Hospitality, Tourism and PR Management, in the Human Sciences Faculty of the Vaal University of Technology. His main field of interest is ethics in the workplace and he has presented papers at Bergen University in Norway, Singapore Management University and the University of Oxford (World Ethics Forum) amongst others. Publications: 33 publications (History, Business Management,Education, Theology and Biblical Archaeology) in academic, professional and popular journals. Leisure interests: Reading (Business, Tourism and Hospitality, History, Politics, Theology,), Wildlife, Symphony Concerts, Theatre, Chess, all sports, travelling domestically and abroad.

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