How Do You Bring Your Spirituality Into The Workplace?
Almost a year ago, I posted this exact question on a LinkedIn Group, and received hundreds of responses from all over the world, and from people representing a variety of religions. If I could graph them, they would take the shape of a bell curve, ranging from “Spirituality doesn’t belong in the workplace” to “There is actually no way you could NOT bring your spirituality to work. If you consider yourself a spiritual person, but decide to separate your lives and to NOT bring spirituality to your work place, well, then that defines the type of spirituality you are bringing to your work place.”
I then interviewed over 50 people on their views, asking several common questions, with discovery questions branching off from that.
Most of the people I interviewed were those who believe that spirituality is part of who you are, regardless of your religion. I didn’t speak with very many individuals who reacted with the statement that spirituality has no place in the workplace. Maybe because their belief system felt it was a moot point, so why waste the time. I also spoke with several self-identified atheists about their values, and how they bring their values to work with them…
Why am I bringing this up again? Because I will be posting a series of blogs about this topic. I am interested in what you have to say before I do, and encourage you to respond to my question by leaving a comment on this blog.