Work Organization Influences and Strategies

  • Sharlene G. BuszkaEmail author
  • Timothy Ewest
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment book series (PSTWSP)


The third sphere in our Faith and Work Integration Spheres of Influence model (FWSI) is that of the work organization. This is the arena in which the individual Christian worker applies their personal faith (Chap.  9) within a given occupational role (Chap.  10), using guidance they may or may not have received from outside faith organizations (to be discussed in Chap.  12). It has been recognized that organizational-level factors such mission, culture, and policies can have significant impact on employee behavior, including the likelihood of employees integrating faith in the workplace (Weaver & Stansbury, 2014). Likewise, in addition to person-job fit, there has been growing emphasis on how the person–organization fit (Memon, Salleh, & Baharom, 2014; Sekiguchi, 2004) impacts the employment relationship. It has also been acknowledged that when individuals choose to become parts of an organization, there will be an interaction between their spiritual being and the nature of the organization (Pawar, 2017).


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  1. 1.Daemen CollegeAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Houston Baptist UniversityHoustonUSA

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