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Although restructuring may represent an appropriate managerial response to global competitive pressures of the 1990s, initial research indicates that reorganizing efforts such as downsizing and re‐engineering are not improving organizational performance. The thesis is that structural approaches...
Describes some of the challenges that face managers who try to integrate their spirituality with their work, focusing on values, tasks and problems that emerge in more than one spiritual tradition. Examines five such themes: compassion, right livelihood, selfless service, work as a form of...
Symbolic activity in managerial decision making may be a tool for manipulation or a means for inspiration and empowerment. In each case there are assumptions, values, goals, creation of meaning, and a purpose for symbolic activity that differ. Explores the symbolic dimensions of three...
Examines the relationship between “grief work” and “work life”. When, after a major personal loss, we re‐enter the world of work, we become involved in the complex process of trying to combine two types of role: our role as grievers, and our work role. The two are often found to be incompatible,...
Offers a number of insights into the nature of spirituality in organizations and how employees can gain greater spirituality and purpose in their work. Specifically, proposes that a recent leadership theory, thought self‐leadership, can assist employees in influencing or leading themselves...
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