In this article, I am going to emphasize on the Spirituality in organizations. This will give you an overview of workplace spirituality definition & letting you know how to be spiritual at work. It will also lead you to how to be less stressed at work. I am going to explain why spiritual practices are important & to practice spiritual life
Today’s Corporate World:
How can we attain the prescribed goals through maximizing productivity is the greatest problem in today’s corporate world. In my opinion “Spirituality” can help in a great deal in this matter. How?
Let us first see What is the business or an organization is for? It is to fulfill the economic needs of persons through the exchange of goods and/or services for making money. In short to earn the profits.
So every businessman or the corporate world is busy in making profits nowadays. They are not thinking anything than the growth of their business. One can understand how the life of these people, owners as well as the members of the organization, has become mechanical. They have always the financial dependency & center of their thoughts is money.
This shows that everyone is going away from value-driven actions. The responsibility & work they do is action oriented & always centering around the economic motives. These people are always after shortcuts which pays them good money. This takes the humanity away from them.
This leads people to unfulfilled longings & stress driven life. The man is always loaded with responsibility & work. How Spirituality can help these people to attain the corporate goals without overburdening with responsibility & work, is my motive of writing this article.
What happens when you are over stressed?
Spirituality provides individuals with direction, meaning & balance of organizational goals. It makes individuals stable, helping us in every aspect of our life, & takes away all your stress in life. It helps to live a peaceful life.
It is apparent that people are working through their bodies in this world. When people are overstressed in this modern lifestyle they are bound to have headaches, frequent infections, muscular pains & fatigue. Skin irritations & breathlessness can be added in this. People must understand that they are not machines. If they go on working giving a toll on their health for days & months together, the body can not sustain the stress. Someday it will fail.
Secondly, if you go on working in such a lifestyle it will create a lack of confidence. & put you in depression. So their will be an emotional imbalance in your character.
The mind is always worried about how to handle this strategy or that strategy, always making plans to overcome the competitors, etc. So sometimes your judgments are correct or sometimes it fails, so the result is sometimes you win or sometimes you fail. But in all this, your mind is always at work. It is not at all a good sign. You must know that the human mind need rest & that can be achieved with the help of some spiritual activities such as meditation. Otherwise, you get nightmares. Negativity is always there or you take hasty decisions in this condition which are not good for you as well as your organization. So overall there is a negative impact of your behavior. Always thinking of work let you forget your lunch which is very important to the physical health of your body. So this loss of appetite makes you accident-prone. You are always occupied & nervous. This can lead people to have a habit of drinking alcohol, smoking, various other types of intoxication because they say, that gives them peace of mind to forget about the world. You know all these things are bad for the body.
How Spirituality Can Help?
In this situation we need spirituality. Previously the spirituality at the workplace gets ignored because the spirituality was all about religions, prayers, chanting aspects & so on & so forth. But there is a deep meaning of spirituality. Here you are transforming yourself. You are changing your thought process. You are learning positivity. It leads you & your organization to see ‘work’ as an opportunity to grow & contribute to society in a meaningful way. It leads by value & managed by objective.
Spirituality changes your outlook toward work. You transform yourself in such a way that you began to enjoy your work. Whatever you do, whatever decisions you make will be based on values. These walls are model values for an organization & society. When you practice spirituality you can’t go on the wrong way. You will be always engaged in such activities which are beneficial for the organization & society.
To break the race of running after money, here is a story to always remember. This story tells us that materialism is something & not everything.
Once a tourist came to meet a monk who was living in a small cottage. He found their were only a bed sheet & a lantern in the room. Tourist asked the monk “Where is your furniture, Swamiji?” The monk asked him “Where is yours?”. “I am simply a visitor” the tourist replied. “So am I” said the monk.
We are all perishable human beings. We come & go empty-handed. We are all tourist here. We got nothing when we came into this world & we are not going to carry anything when we will leave this world. You must follow spirituality at large because there are so many benefits & so many good outcomes.
Spirituality for Organizations:
Spirituality is not only good for individuals but it is very beneficial for organizations as well. Spirituality in the organization helps the people to work with creativity, to be insightful & work without the fear of failure. Spirituality teaches you “ everything happened was for good, everything happening is for good & everything will happen will be for good”. This will wipe out all your fears & let you work without timidity. The fears will not come to your mind about “Whether am I going to do that work or not”.
The global research on the help of spirituality in the organization concluded;
It is gaining importance in management research
The research must be done on how is spirituality understood & practiced in organizations
Rules have to be developed to apply spirituality in organizations
It can play an important role in effectively managing people.
It also implies the opportunity to grow & add something substantial to organizations or society.
So spirituality at the workplace plays a vital role to manage the people in the organizations. We can practice it in our home, at our work, from our thoughts. Some people will sit in front of God, some will put into their actions, some will meditate. So it is the way you think & the way you work. But understand that every meaning of it is correct. Spirituality comes in your way how you think about it. The researches so far say that Spirituality makes it easier to understand the people & to manage the people in the organization. The basic thing is the Spirituality corrects “YOU”. Spirituality changes the way you think, the way you work, carry on with activities of the organizations. Everything will be corrected on its own, automatically.
Earlier you will be a fault-finder but you will see the faults in you & go on correcting it. So this is the magic of Spirituality. It is very valuable & fruitful to the organizations. Spirituality is the outcome of religious thoughts. The method of every religion of seeking God may be different but every religion says that there is a God & God is one. He is everywhere & stays in you.
Concept of Spiritual Organization:
Members in an organization have a sense of purpose of the organization & the values it operates on.
One must understand that employers are valuable & need to grow. This sense will provide them the job security.
Relationships of the Members are based on trust, honesty & openness.
Employees are given the authority to take decisions which affect the work culture.
Employees are free to express their feelings without fear or guilt.
Outcome Of Spirituality:
So it is important that companies should start engaging their employees spiritually by giving attention to the concept of bringing a person wholly to work. When you apply spirituality, people will start transforming themselves. They will be very happy to come to their workplace & do their duties very well.
There is a reason for everything & everyone. There is a higher power exists that affects everything. Spirituality is the feeling that no matter how bad the situation is, it will always work out into good. If you have any bad feeling for somebody it will go away, if you are facing any problems, that will go away.
Spirituality is a sense of belonging to something “Larger” than us. It involves a search of meaning in life. People can describe a spiritual experience as a deep sense of interconnection. Spirituality is a way of life. That is, how you live, study, understands & act.
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