This study draws upon some particular dimensions of spirituality in the workplace such as insight, intuition, wisdom, respect, love, humility, courage, ethics, optimism, the other, and sense of purpose. Through an autoethnographic inquiry it describes my personal spiritual journey at work, that is, my own experiences, reflections, understanding, viewpoints, and memories regarding those constructs as a framework. In hindsight, I explore a certain period of my professional life when I was very young and working for a multinational company, which was under permanent change in order to adapt and survive in the hypercompetitive and turbulent Brazilian market. By drawing on a researcher that is researched approach, I can see the transcendental meaning (nexus) of those episodes in my career. Hence, I further developed resilience, patience, leadership, spirituality, self-reflection and self-introspection capabilities. I could better understand the other perspective, particularly the human sins, vices, emotions, and virtues. I also argue that religious faith and spirituality knowledge dovetails perfectly well in the workplace. Further, this study provides consistent evidence of suitable usage of these resources.
Insight, Intuition, Wisdom, Respect, Love, Humility, Courage, Ethics, Optimism, Other, Sense of Purpose
The author is very grateful to Jüergen Menner for his helpful comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this article, as well as to the anonymous reviewers.
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Vasconcelos, A. F. (2018). Handling Spiritual Resources at Work: An Autoethnographic Inquiry. The Qualitative Report, 23(3), 636-658. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss3/10