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Workplace Spirituality

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SPIRITUALITY
Spirituality can refer to an Ultimate or immaterial reality.
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An inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the deepest values and meanings by which people live.
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Click to edit Master subtitle Spiritual practices, including style meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual's inner life; such practices often lead to an experience of connectedness with a larger reality, yielding a more comprehensive self; with other individuals or the human community; with nature; or with the divine realm.
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Workplace Spirituality
Is about people seeing their work as a spiritual path, as an opportunity to grow personally and to contribute to society in a meaningful way.
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It is about learning to be more caring and compassionate with fellow 3/7/13 employees, with bosses, with
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Workplace Spirituality
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The recognition that people have an inner life that nourishes and is nourished by meaningful work that takes place in the context of community.

Characteristics of a Spiritual Organization


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Strong sense of purpose Focus on individual development Trust and openness Employee empowerment Toleration of employees expression

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Benefits of Spirituality
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Reduction of employee turnover. Stronger organizational performance. Increased creativity. Increased employee satisfaction. Increased team performance. Increased organizational performance. Improved employee productivity.

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Example of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader, and the Founder of the Art of Living (worlds largest volunteer NGO, active in over 140 countries), which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in February 2006. Sri Sri Ravi Shankars message of compassion, commitment to society and a
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View Points of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality is like the banana, and religion is like the peel.

Whats happening is that people are holding on to the peel and throwing away the banana.
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Spirituality Impact On Workplace


EFFORT PERFORMANCE
(Vision)

CALLING
Make a Difference Life has Meaning Spiritual Practice

(Hope/Faith)

SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING

(Altruistic Love)

REWARD

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INNER LIFE

MEMBERSHIP
Be Understood Be Appreciated

Organizational Commitment, Productivity, Human88 Well-Being, &

Reasons for Growing Interest in Spirituality At Workplace As a counterbalance to the pressures and stress of a
turbulent pace of life. Aging baby boomers, reaching mid-life, are looking for something meaningful in their life. Formalized religion hasnt worked for many people, and they continue to look for anchors to replace lack of faith and to fill a growing feeling of emptiness. Job demands have made the workplace dominant in many peoples lives, yet they continue to question the meaning of work. The desire to integrate personal life values with ones professional life. In times of economic plenty, more people have the luxury to engage in a search to reach their full potential. 3/7/13

Conclusion
Organizations that encourage spirituality as part of their culture are bound to have more positive bottom lines, as everyone in the organization will act more ethically.

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