There is a growing movement to incorporate faith and spirituality in the workplace, to do things better, to utilize all the human capabilities of employees, and to truly revolutionize the role of business in the world. Creating Enlightened Organizations is the first book to provide a truly comprehensive approach to creating an organization designed to unleash full human potential in the workplace. Businesses have learned how to involve employees in problem solving, improve the emotional intelligence of their leaders, reengineer the business processes and create customer delight, but they have left out one essential ingredient that makes all the difference - the human spirit.
There is a hunger for meaning and purpose in our workplaces and in our institutions. This book simplifies and organizes the best of what is going on in organizations at the individual, team and systems levels and provides guidance for putting it to practical use. It also offers a radically new view of the purpose of business in society and provides examples of leading edge organizations that make a positive difference in the world. Spirituality is the new competitive edge, and enlightened organizations know how to integrate the human spirit and spiritual values into their business practices.
Judie Neal is Chairman of Edgewalkers International; Professor Emeritus at the University of New Haven, USA; Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program at The Graduate Institute, USA; and the retired Director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, USA.
GATEWAY I: CREATING PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION 1. What Do You Mean by That? 2. Why Spirit at Work Now? 3. Coming Down from the Mountain and Into Mammon 4. Creating Sacred Space at Work 5. Bridging the Invisible and the Visible Worlds at Work GATEWAY II: DEVELOPING ENLIGHTENED LEADERS AND TEAMS 6. Inner Leadership 7. Spiritual Leadership Models 8. Facilitating Spirited Teams GATEWAY III: CREATING ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION 9. Caring for the Whole System 10. Assessing Workplace Spirituality GATEWAY IV: JOINING THE GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS SHIFT 11. Redefining the Role of Business 12. Creating our Desired Future Appendix A - International Spirit at Work Awards Appendix B - EEOC - Questions and Answers: Religious Discrimination in the Workplace