Different approaches within the emerging literature on spirituality at work are analysed using the construct of instrumental and non-instrumental approaches. These approaches deal with either expected or unfolding effects of spirituality and have profound implications for organisations because they shed light on the issue of the manipulative or authentic application of workplace spirituality. Linking the instrumental approach to objective, and non-instrumental - to subjective research methodologies makes the ontological and epistemological assumptions of instrumentalism and non-instrumentalism explicit and enables the identification of the fundamentally different nature of the research questions originating from these two perspectives.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 19th ANZAM Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||engaging the multiple contexts of management|
|Editors||D. Davies, G. Fisher, R. Hughes|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Publisher||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (19th : 2005) - Canberra, Australia|
Duration: 7 Dec 2005 → 10 Dec 2005
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (19th : 2005)|
|Period||7/12/05 → 10/12/05|
- spirituality at work
- workplace spirituality
Zhuravela, E., & Jones, G. (2005). In need for a more holistic perspective: clarifying instrumental and non-instrumental approaches to workplace spirituality. In D. Davies, G. Fisher, & R. Hughes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th ANZAM Conference: engaging the multiple contexts of management Sydney: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.