The Impact of Spirituality in Management

Raimon Ribera, Josep M. Lozano

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Abstract

Spirituality is a constitutive dimension of the human being. Spirituality then is an anthropologically structuring dimension and the main challenge is to find ways to make spirituality explicit in the organizational context. Spirituality can be a source of quality for the individual and for the society. But it can also be a source of quality for the organization. This is important when corporations are becoming “knowledge organizations” or “learning organizations.” Spirituality can have a real impact on management through the personal quality of managers and the possibility of introducing spiritually enhanced values and practices in corporate cultures. Religious organizations would not do the required job for us. On the contrary, they may benefit from our efforts in working on spirituality in management. We can draw on the immense heritage of religious traditions to enrich the management profession, creating new jewels with old gems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIssues in Business Ethics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages189-201
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIssues in Business Ethics
Volume19
ISSN (Print)0925-6733
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1680

Keywords

  • Organization quality
  • Spirituality as a source of quality
  • Spirituality as an anthropological option
  • Spirituality within the organization
  • The “unshaped ground”

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