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Workplace spirituality versus workplace politics: what's wrong with becoming a “NON”?

Workplace spirituality versus workplace politics: what's wrong with becoming a “NON”? Purpose – Examines ways to rise above organizational politics by redefining success and progress. Design/methodology/approach – Draws out the differences between workplace spirituality and workplace politics, demonstrating why the former is generally more positive than the latter. Findings – Contends that success should be synonymous with happiness rather than with affluence, while the real definition of human progress entails something that our civilization radically defies: acceptance of our legitimate place as members of a community that consists of human beings, as well as species different from – yet not inferior to – the human. Practical implications – Advances the view that many workers choose to leave highly political workplaces, and become NONs (no fiefdom, outsider, no fit). Social implications – Suggests that the NONs, once courageous enough to step outside the organizational box, move on in different settings, often entrepreneurial or smaller organizations, and are able to display greater performance excellence, success in the form of greater contentment, and progress in the form of acceptance of the self and others. Originality/value – Adds to the growing literature on workplace spirituality. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Workplace spirituality versus workplace politics: what's wrong with becoming a “NON”?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/09670731011051441
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – Examines ways to rise above organizational politics by redefining success and progress. Design/methodology/approach – Draws out the differences between workplace spirituality and workplace politics, demonstrating why the former is generally more positive than the latter. Findings – Contends that success should be synonymous with happiness rather than with affluence, while the real definition of human progress entails something that our civilization radically defies: acceptance of our legitimate place as members of a community that consists of human beings, as well as species different from – yet not inferior to – the human. Practical implications – Advances the view that many workers choose to leave highly political workplaces, and become NONs (no fiefdom, outsider, no fit). Social implications – Suggests that the NONs, once courageous enough to step outside the organizational box, move on in different settings, often entrepreneurial or smaller organizations, and are able to display greater performance excellence, success in the form of greater contentment, and progress in the form of acceptance of the self and others. Originality/value – Adds to the growing literature on workplace spirituality.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 8, 2010

Keywords: Organizational politics; Employee attitudes; Emotional dissonance

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