A framework for accommodating religion and spirituality in the workplace

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A framework for accommodating religion and spirituality in the workplace

This article focuses on the potential of spiritual leadership to transform and to contribute to the success of an organisation.

Die potensiaal van spirituele leierskap in werkplek-spiritualiteit.

Department of Philosophy, Systematic and Practical Theology, University of South Africa, South Africa Correspondence to: Marilyn Naidoo Postal address: PO Box 392, University of South Africa 0003, South Africa Dates: Received: 21 June 2013 Accepted: 03 Feb. A new awareness of the value of spirituality can add to the innovation and creative capacity of ‘human capital’, increased authenticity in communication and has the potential for increased ethical and moral behaviour.

2014 Published: 13 June 2014 How to cite this article: Naidoo, M., 2014, ‘The potential of spiritual leadership in workplace spirituality’, Koers – Bulletin for Christian Scholarship 79(2), Art. For organisations wanting greater commitment this means opening up the conversation to include dimensions of soul and spirit that have been traditionally left at the office door.

Spirituele leierskap put vanuit die fundamentele behoeftes van beide leier en volgeling vir spirituele oorlewing, sodat hulle organisatories meer toegewyd en produktief kan wees.

Derhalwe behoort organisasies in hulle strewe na groter toewyding van werkers ontvanklik te wees vir die akkommodering van dimensies soos die siel en gees wat tradisioneel in ’n kantooropset afgeskeep is.

Spiritualiteit in die werkplek hou potensiaal vir leierskapontwikkeling in, aangesien dit werkers en leiers in staat stel om volgens persoonlike oortuigings, integriteit, waardes en etiese praktyke te handel.

Workplace spirituality has potential for leadership development as it allows employees and leaders to act from personal truth, integrity, values and ethical practice.

Spiritual leadership taps into the fundamental needs of both leader and follower for spiritual survival so that they become more organisationally committed and productive.

Ons lewe in die oorgangsperiode tussen ’n tradisionele verstaan van werk as oorlewing en ’n nuwe verstaan van arbeid as ’n bron vir lewensvoorsiening.

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’n Nuwe bewuswording van die waarde van spiritualiteit kan bydra tot die innovering en kreatiewe kapasiteit van ‘menslike kapitaal’ en toenemende outentisiteit in kommunikasie – dit hou ook potensiaal in om etiese en morele gedrag te bevorder.

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