Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Jawad Syed, Alain Klarsfeld, Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, Charmine E.J. Härtel

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Abstract

Employees bring their beliefs and religious values to work, and this can be a source of either positive performance or negative conflict. Social conflicts around religion impact more than societies and communities. They also impact organizations. 'Anti-religion' sentiments tend to be based on the perception that religion can be neatly separated from the 'more acceptable/palatable' spirituality, but this ignores the fact that - for most people - the two are intimately intertwined and inseparable. As religious identity is salient for a majority of the world's population, it is thus an important aspect of organizations - particularly those with a large and diverse body of employees. This handbook provides a timely and necessary analysis of religious diversity in organizations, investigating the role of national context, the intersections of religion with ethnicity and gender, and approaches to diversity management.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages495
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781316477106
ISBN (Print)9781316501733, 9781107136038
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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