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Cullen J.
2011
June
Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
Researching workplace spiritualization through auto/ethnography
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Auto/ethnography Learning Spiritual management development
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Studying the spiritual in workplace settings presents a significant challenge to the organizational ethnographer. Spirituality is such a fluid and deeply subjective concept that is often understood and practiced in ways that are implicit to individuals and attempts to study it in the workplace risk producing accounts that reductive and inaccurate. In an effort to craft a rigorous and representative account of the deployment of a Spiritual Management Development (SMD) initiative in large Irish services organization, I experimented with a form of autoethnography, referred to as auto/ethnography in this article, which attempted to produce a rounded and holistic account of reactions to the initiative. The generic elements of this method are presented with a view to demonstrating the possibilities and difficulties associated with adopting this research approach to the study of workplace spirituality. © 2011 Association of Management, Spirituality & Religion.
1476-6086
10.1080/14766086.2011.581813
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