Setting the scene. Work can be insecure and oppressive; it can seem purposeless and meaningless, or worse, it can make us feel part of unjust oppressive systems. Work can isolate us and leave us disconnected from our fellow human beings...
Employees perform most energetically, creatively and enthusiastically when they believe they are contributing to a purpose that is bigger than themselves (Holbeche and S[ringett (2004)
Achieving diversity is about bringing together a rich mix of people with different perspectives and from different backgrounds and creating and environment in which their differences are valued. A vibrant open and creative culture..... in which ideas flourish, where people thrive, grow and have fun. A culture where energy is released.
and the capacity to find and express oneself
They claim that these spiritual principles lie at the heart of what makes an organisation successful.... including being profitable
SQ and our spirituality influences us as people in our approach to others... it will counter-act any sense of drabness, and imbue us with a lightness of touch and a warmth of encounter that will enrich our professional lives. We are people first and professionals second- and the more whole and fulfilled we are as people, the better chance we have of being more effective professionals.
What spirituality can offer is a paradigm, or a way of seeing things, that can help us maintain and cherish the deep humanity of everyone we encounter
In what ways does the concept of SQ and Spirituality help you to understand more clearly the values that underpin your work, your role in leadership and management, and how most effectively to respond to those who come to you for help treatment or support?