People go into employment for a range of reasons. One of those is usually to find a sense of meaning, as humans are meaning‐seeking animals.In the public sector there is even more likelihood of some kind of ‘calling’. This may not be a religious call, or even an overtly spiritual one, but there will usually be some sense in which the role and the individual reach out to one another.In a time of recession and strain on public finances and services, leaders need to work in a way that appeals to the spirit, the vocation in each person and the team.
Parkes, M., Milner, K. and Gilbert, P. (2010), "Vocation, vocation, vocation: spirituality for professionals in mental health services", International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 14-25. https://doi.org/10.5042/ijlps.2010.0513Download as .RIS
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