Given their distinct histories, how have India and Singapore shaped a pluralistic identity? Religion and spirituality are, for many employees, central to their identities. I was drawn to Oxford because it offers a unique and firm foundation in the liberal arts. Hicks and Mark Valeri, pp. He is the author of four books: Money Enough Jossey-Bass, 2010 ; With God on All Sides Oxford University Press, 2009 ; Religion and the Workplace Cambridge University Press, 2003 ; and Inequality and Christian Ethics Cambridge University Press, 2000. Such perspectives overlook the diversity of moral values which values? Thomas Wren and Terry L. How can company leaders and employees negotiate their different religious and spiritual commitments in the workplace? Leaders who take this book seriously will be greatly assisted in managing to address the needs of the business effectively. It offers conceptual distinctions and comparative examples from the pluralistic contexts of India and Singapore to trace the myriad ways that religion is present at work.
Thomas Wren and Terry L. During the spring of 2003, he served as visiting assistant professor of religion and society at. Yet this cross-national examination informs the examination of the U. This work fills more than one gap in the literature. Above all, Hicks provides an invaluable moral framework in which office managers and co-workers can acknowledge conflict and create genuine, respectful pluralism. The concluding section offers implications from this critical exploration of leadership and spirituality and suggests that the task of effective organizational leadership is not to promote a single spiritual framework but, rather, to create a structure and culture in which leaders and followers can respectfully negotiate religious and spiritual diversity. Chapter 9 asserts that respectful pluralism connects to various themes of leadership studies, such as organizational culture, ethics, diversity, and critical thinking.
Respectful pluralism at work; 9. Washington: Bread for the World Institute, 2001: 113—115, 132—133. Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. The corporate interest in spirituality; 3. Students of any religion will find here an examination in depth of how religion is manifested in an arena of life that is too often neglected in their curriculum. Leadership for a pluralistic workplace; Bibliography; Index.
At a time of international debate over religious conflict and tolerance, workforces in various parts of the world are more diverse than ever before. Hicks is Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Religion at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, in Virginia. Chapter 5 traces the variety of religious and spiritual forms, among other kinds of diversity, in the workforce. Reprinted by Richmond Times-Dispatch, Presbyterian Outlook, EthicsDaily. What factors have contributed to the corporate interest in spirituality? An award-winning teacher and author on ethics, religion, and leadership, Hicks has held visiting faculty positions at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond and at the Harvard Divinity School. Despite the fact that many practitioners accept such a spiritual-religious distinction, problems with its conceptual and practical applications persist.
His articles have appeared in The Leadership Quarterly, The Journal of Religious Ethics, World Development and The Journal of Ecumenical Studies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Douglas A. He captures the challenges that religion and spirituality present in the world of the workplace. The Wall Street Journal February 27, 2001. The book offers 'respectful pluralism' as a guide for employers handling religious diversity and conflict. More and more, the workplace is an important place for the American negotiation of the practice of the freedom of religion.
Peter Scott: Nonetheless, the indisputable achievement of this book is both theological and political: Hicks draws on a range of theological resources to defend a normative Christian position that, in interaction with philosophical approaches, offers a sophisticated affirmation of equality and trenchant critique of inequality. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. At a time of international debate over religious conflict and tolerance, workforces in various parts of the world are more diverse than ever before. Furthermore, he interprets a wealth of empirical studies to make the point that Christians with others need to attend to the values operative within these empirical studies. How can company leaders and employees negotiate their different religious and spiritual commitments in the workplace? In addition, he edited, with Thad Williamson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 and with Mark Valeri, Eerdmans, 2008. One need not look far on the shelves of popular leadership literature to see that advocates and adherents of servant leadership, for instance, cite the example of Jesus as the paradigm of the leader who came not to be served, but to serve.
Seven hate related murders were reported. Lindblom, The Market System New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001 and Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom New York: Knopf, 1999. His critique of the spirituality in the workplace movement is an important contribution; an overly generalized concept of spirituality can actually discourage individual religious freedom. In the context of increasing religious diversity the book represents an important contribution to enhancing religious literacy and a most useful set of recommendations around the term 'respectful pluralism'. Chapter 9 concludes with a discussion of some limitations of my perspective and some central implications and areas for future research on religion and the workplace. The book offers 'respectful pluralism' as a guide for employers handling religious diversity and conflict.
Pragmatic and moral issues that are context-specific will require that the view be adapted to fit well in any actual organization. Increasingly, the workplace has become a significant and public sphere in which people of diverse religious perspectives encounter one another; it thus merits scholarly attention. This moral framework presupposes the legal minimums of religious expression guaranteed by U. Cheltenham Glos: Edward Elgar, 2006. This book is a must-read for understanding religion in the rapidly changing workplace.
Bagwell, who is professor of psychology at Oxford College. In addition, he edited, with Thad Williamson, Leadership and Global Justice Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 and, with Mark Valeri, Global Neighbors Eerdmans, 2008. It offers conceptual distinctions and comparative examples from the pluralistic contexts of India and Singapore to trace the myriad ways that religion is present at work. Hicks is an editor, with J. Thomas Wren and Terry L. How has the current interest in religion and, especially, spirituality in the workplace arisen? The book analyzes the current interest in religion and spirituality in U. Scholars of religion have devoted scant direct attention, however, to religion and the workplace.