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Title: Individual's spirituality in relationship to self, other and organisation : a phenomenological exploration
Author: Garrett, Ruth
Awarding Body: Sheffield Hallam University
Current Institution: Sheffield Hallam University
Date of Award: 2006
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This study is concerned with the phenomenological exploration of individuals who have been deemed, by their colleagues, to express spirituality in the workplace (SiW). Specifically, the exploration looks at the interviewees' experiences of the phenomenon SiW in relation to their beliefs, values and behaviours. Further, this study explores these individuals' perceptions about the effects that the expression of SiW has on themselves, others and the organisation. This current study also explores what these individuals believe has enabled their particular expression of SiW.Within the body of, the mostly non-empirical, literature reviewed the picture of the expression of spirituality and/or SiW we see the propensity to describe an individual who is internally self-reflective, self-focused and self-referenced, with respect to that expression. We also see an individual who must be externally enabled to express their SiW, whether that be through organisationally created culture, (which includes the direction of spiritual leaders and leadership) or organisationally led processes, procedures and/or development programmes. Through the literature filter, we see individuals, who neither positively affect organisational success through themselves and/or others, nor affect organisational culture. Instead, we see individuals who must be affected through the culture of the organisation, specifically, to express their SiW.However, we get a picture of the expression of SiW, from the interviewees' descriptors, being about a conscious, proactive, self-aware and self-enabled individual choosing (even when it's not easy) to congruently express their beliefs/values with a focus on quality relationships.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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