The Psychology of Work and Spirituality
Sandelands, L.E., (2015). “The psychology of work and spirituality.” In Alejo Jose G. Sison (ed.), Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. New York: Springer.
Work and spirit are not separate as we think of them, but are one together, of a piece. This chapter briefly reviews the largely separate research literatures on the psychology of work and the spirituality of work to note that the latter raises a doubt about scientific naturalism of the former. The chapter seeks a bridge between the two literatures by showing how the most prominent scientific theory of work – the Job Characteristics Model – opens upon the human spirit. The chapter concludes that the psychology of work and the spirituality of work must unite on metaphysical grounds other than those of natural science.