Spiritual Explosion in the Workplace

July 9, 2001

Source: Fortune.com


On July 9, 2001, Fortune.com reported on efforts to introduce spirituality into the workplace throughout America. "'Spirituality in the workplace is exploding,' declares Laura Nash, a senior research fellow at Harvard Business School who has followed the topic for a decade. But while the movement to bring spirituality to work has spawned countless books and conferences--including a major gathering to be held next April in New York, at which the Dalai Lama will speak to global business leaders--no author, guru, clergyman, or celebrity CEO has emerged as its leader. It's very much a grassroots affair." This spiritual explosion is drawing on diverse traditions, from Buddhism to Christianity to Native peoples' practices.