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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Multi-faith employee networks Corporate chaplaincy Quiet rooms Corporate ritual Corporate transformation Leadership development Training/Spiritual practice Retreats Values/Mission Formal positions (ex: VP of Spiritual Care) Prayer Seminars, workshops, gatherings (Adapted from Aburdene 2005: 85–87) If Patricia Aburdene is right and that spirituality in the workplace is the nextt major megatrend, that is very good news. With the Great Recession thatt began in 2009, many workplaces have become places of fear and insecurity, and things are even worse for those who don’t have jobs.

But employees no longer want to feel like they have to shut parts of themselves down when they go into the workplace. They want to bring their sense of meaning, purpose, and spirituality. The organization that can tap into the whole person, into all fourr energies—as Moxley (2000) describes—will be the organization that will have creative, flexible, highly committed, and talented people. They give an organization its competitive edge in the twenty-first century. Spirit at work is a dramatically growing trend, and has major implications for management.

This means that approximately one-fourth of the workforce is highlyy values-driven. Truly a critical mass, and a group to contend with if you are a manager. Even if you are not personally interested in spirituality in the workplace, it is important from a diversity perspective to realize that more than 25 percent of your workforce is likely to be interested in personal and spiritual growth and interested in the environment and social justice. Schaefer and Darling (1997) reported on the results of their Contemplativee Practices in the Workplace Study.

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