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Spirituality, Inc. : religion in the American workplace / Lake Lambert III.

Lambert, Lake. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson County Public Library - Hanover 261.85 LAM (Text) 39391100273992 Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 261.85 LAM (Text) 39391006740177 Nonfiction Available -
 Signed copy: [ RS 2016-04-21 @ JFCPLM ]

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  • ISBN: 9780814752463
  • ISBN: 0814752462
  • Physical Description: viii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2009]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-208) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Finding meaning in business -- The genealogy of corporate spirituality -- The making of a Christian company -- How Jesus became a management guru -- The spiritual education of a manager -- Team chaplains, life coaches, and whistling referees -- The future of workplace spirituality.
Summary, etc.: For many Americans spirituality and business seem to be polar opposites: one is concerned with lofty questions of ultimate significance, the other with mundane matters of the daily grind. Yet over the last two decades the two have become increasingly linked, and as the barriers between them are broken down, many see this as a revolutionary shift in American business culture. Lake Lambert III provides a comprehensive examination of the workplace spirituality movement, and explores how it is both shaping and being shaped by American business culture. Situating the phenomenon in a historical context, Lambert surveys the role of spirituality in business from medieval guilds to industrial "company towns" right up to current trends in the ever-changing contemporary business environment. Using case studies from specific business environment. Using case studies from specific businesses (such as Chick-fil-A) he analyzes the enhanced benefits and support that workplace spirituality offers to employees, while exposing the conflicts it engenders, including diversity, religious freedom, and discrimination issues.
Subject: United States > Religious life and customs.
Religion in the workplace > United States.
Businesspeople > Religious life > United States.

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