Spirituality for managers: context and critique

Gerald F. Cavanagh (University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Publication date: 1 June 1999


Spirituality enables a businessperson to gain a more integrated perspective on their firm, family, neighbors, community and self. Hence, business people and business faculty show a significant increase in interest in spirituality in the workplace. The new interest is measured by the growing number of professional presentations, journal articles, books and conferences devoted to the subject. A consensus is emerging on the principal elements of a spirituality for working people. It includes acknowledging God, the importance of prayer, other people and a sustainable world. Some managers and firms encourage spirituality in the workplace. Many religiously‐oriented universities are integrating mission, spirituality and service in their education.



Cavanagh, G.F. (1999), "Spirituality for managers: context and critique", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 186-199. https://doi.org/10.1108/09534819910273793

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