Spirituality in the Workplace: The Seven Principles
Every person in this world has different beliefs and we need to respect that. We all have the right to consider our beliefs to be private and sacred. Spirituality is not defined as a religious preference component. Rather, we see it as a means of expressing our humanity.
The spirituality in the workplace has seven principles which are listed below. Each principle is just as important as the other.
Our creativity includes using laughter, freedom and color to increase our productivity. Creativity means fun and people are more likely to work harder if they are enjoying what they are doing. When we use our creativity, we learn to step out of the box. Instead of sticking to our old habits and beliefs that are outdated, we come up with new ways of going, being and thinking.
2. Communication This is what allows peers to be able to work together. The way we learn is based on communicating with a teacher or parent. Instead of being open about things, we opt to say what we think is expected of us. What we should learn instead is truly listening to what others have to say and saying the truth as you see it.
Respecting our peers means accepting who they are, including their differences. Respect and acceptance comes hand in hand all the time. And whatever differences we have, we learn to use it in a manner that will benefit everyone. Let us not criticize others just because they are different. Rather we should learn the different ways that people see the world. Always ask permission before posting any pictures of your workplace to your photography portfolio online for instance!
4. Vision This is the ability to look beyond what is there or what is unseen. This is a trait that describes a leader or an entrepreneur. Some people are born with this trait while others learn to widen their perspective. They learn to question what is obvious and think of possibilities that go beyond what is already acceptable.
In partnership, you learn your individual responsibility to the team and your partners and you have enough trust that your teammates or partners will do their responsibilities and commitments to the team as well. In partnership, you also accept that each person has different perspectives and beliefs. You learn to use these differences in a positive way to expand the experience of the team.
When people are able to express themselves and feel that they are being respected by their management and peers, they tend to feel a positive vibe or energy. Each person has the ability to contribute to the energy force of the team. The kind of energy that you want to surround yourself with is completely up to you.
The only constant thing in this world is change and this includes the situations that we are involved in. If you are flexible enough, it is easy for you to adapt to these changes and adjust your habits and beliefs accordingly. This is especially important in our world today that is rapidly going through changes. How can we learn to be flexible? We can learn to determine trends and be prepared for these trends.