Did you know that your experience and practice of your spirituality and faith, informs and shapes your daily decisions, as well as enrich your life and help create and even direct your destiny? Dr. David Miller of Princeton’s Faith and Work Initiative thinks so. Miller developed a model that reveals the different aspects of how one’s spirituality and faith holistically effects them (see photo).
Miller’s model developed a qualitative survey which reveals how the four general sections are manifested in an individual’s life but also can reveal an organization’s workplace spirituality. As there is more overlap of the sections, there is an elevated perception and experience of workplace spirituality, meaning and purpose of your work, as well as a freedom and liberty to express your own faith and spirituality (verbally and non-verbally) as you work and among your peers.
Over the next few blogs, I’ll discuss these four sections in more detail. In the meantime, email me and let me know how you perceive spirituality and faith in your workplace and the reasons why you feel so. I’m really curious!
Is it positive? Restrictive? Would you want to voice your faith more?
Is there intimidation or a “code of silence” that you sense which limits what you say to others or patients?
How does your faith affect your job satisfaction, or even your ability to get over the “bad days”, etc. ?
Is your personal integrity and character shaped by your spirituality? If so, how?
I’d love to hear your comments (fully confidential, of course).