ERIC Number: ED420789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Spirituality in the Workplace. Trends and Issues Alerts.
The "spirituality in the workplace" movement serves a range of interests, including personal fulfillment on the job, a growing need to reconcile personal values with those of the corporation, and corporate desires to help individuals achieve more balanced lives. In addition to being the theme at a growing number of conferences, spirituality has also been the subject of online computer discussions and numerous books. Among the factors that have converged to create the spirituality in the workplace trend are the following: corporate layoffs and downsizing, the aging of the work force, the decline of traditional support networks, and changes in organizational structures. One of the most important issues associated with the growing movement of spirituality in the workplace is whether the movement is compatible with the profit motive that is the goal of most businesses and what happens when the two conflict. The relationship between spirituality and religion is another important issue. Career educators and career development specialists can prepare people for a workplace that includes a spiritual dimension by using the integrated life planning model and the relational approach to careers. (Includes an annotated bibliography of 20 print, organizational, and electronic resources, which comprises more than half of the document.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporations, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors, Spirituality, Trend Analysis, Work Environment
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Ohio State University, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210-1090.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.