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A postmodern spiritual future for work

Jerry Biberman (School of Management, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA and)
Michael Whitty (College of Business, University of Detroit‐Mercy, Birmingham, MI, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 1 April 1997



Contends that predictions of the end of work as we know it, and a bleak jobless future, as we head into the twenty‐first century, derive from a modernist paradigm of work ‐ a paradigm that has been the prevailing paradigm for the past 100 years. Seeks to provide a more hopeful and humane paradigm for the future of work ‐ a model based on spiritual guidelines and principles. Describes characteristics of each paradigm and then contrasts them on both the individual manager and organization levels. Explores how these principles could be applied to produce power in organizational settings.



Biberman, J. and Whitty, M. (1997), "A postmodern spiritual future for work", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 130-138.




Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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