I imagine many people might hit the Delete key or unsubscribe at the mere mention of the word religion in a business setting.
If that’s you, please stick with me.
In my latest interview for Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces, Kent Johnson enlightens and shares his experience on religious diversity. Kent recently retired from his position as Senior Counsel at Texas Instruments and has deep experience and surprising insights to share on this topic.
First, let’s begin with a definition from Kent that clears the air and sets the context:
One of Webster’s definitions of “religion” is “a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith.” In that broad sense, nearly everyone is “religious.”
Did that definition surprise you?
It surprised me.
When I think of the word religion, what immediately comes to mind to me are the various bodies of organized religions that often want me to conform to their beliefs and disapprove of me if I don’t. My definition didn’t go outside of those boundaries.
If you’re still with me, I think a light might be starting to turn on when we start to think about the implications of freeing people to connect to their deeply held beliefs in the workplace.
What we start to see is an opening in the fabric that allows people to engage with passion. That’s why I titled my interview with Kent, How to Help Employees Engage with Passion.
Please take a few minutes to read it today and let us know what you find most intriguing.
To your great work life & success!
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