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A spiritual audit of corporate America : a hard look at spirituality, religion, and values in the workplace
Mitroff, Ian A.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
pt. 1. Acknowledging soul and spirit. Park it at the office door: the unacknowledged soul of corporate America. A strange but formidable alliance: barriers to studying and defining spirituality -- pt. 2. Auditing soul and spirit. The divided soul of corporate America -- pt. 3. Models for fostering spirituality. Taking over your company for Christ: the religion-based organization. Called to spirituality: the evolutionary organization. Shaking off addiction: the recovering organization. For the betterment of society: the socially responsible organization. We are family! The values-based organization -- pt. 4. A plan for spiritual development. A best-practice model.
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Filling a gap in today's literature on spirituality and business, this book examines five distinct models for the ways in which spirituality is practised in the workplace. Based on survey and interview research with such organizations as YMCA and YWCA, this is the first book of its type to employ hard data. More than a personal guide to spiritual well-being, it is a thorough treatise on how to channel spirituality into one's business.

Author Notes

Ian I. Mitroff is the Harold Quinton distinguished professor of business policy at the Marshall School of Business. Elizabeth A. Denton is a consultant.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledging Soul and Spirit
1 Park It at the Office Door: The Unacknowledged Soul of Corporate America
2 A Strange but Formidable Alliance: Barriers to Studying and Defining Spirituality
Part 2 Auditing Soul and Spirit
3 The Divided Soul of Corporate America
Part 3 Models for Fostering Spirituality
4 Taking Over Your Company for Christ: The Religion-Based Organization
5 Called to Spirituality: The Evolutionary Organization
6 Shaking Off Addiction: The Recovering Organization
7 For the Betterment of Society: The Socially Responsible Organization
8 We Are Family! The Values-Based Organization
Part 4 A Plan for Spiritual Development
9 A Best-Practice Model
Appendix A A Questionaire on Meaning and Purpose in the Workplace
Appendix B Selected Quantitative Results
Appendix C Detailed Dimensions of the Five Models
The Authors