RESEARCH FOR NEW BOOK
UNDERWAY -- FOLLOW-UP TO
A SPIRITUAL AUDIT OF CORPORATE AMERICA
A SPIRITUAL AUDIT OF THE WORLD'S WORKPLACES
You are invited to participate in the research for a new book being written by
Dr. Elizabeth A. Denton, Dr. Ian I. Mitroff, and Dr. Murat Alpaslan. A Spiritual Audit of the World's Workplaces
is a follow up to their landmark research that was published in 1999 as A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America.
The authors' new study expands the research reported in A Spiritual
Audit of Corporate America, moving beyond "corporate America" to different kinds of workplaces, and moving beyond
the U.S. to workplaces all over the world.
affirm that the results will be very helpful to anyone who is interested in bringing more consciousness, awareness, values,
and spirit to the world's workplaces.
half of the book will be an analysis of responses to the questionnaire. The second half of the book will be filled with
examples of how individuals and organizations worldwide are experimenting in this arena -- what's working, what's
not, what's been tried, etc. What's changed in the past several years? The authors' hope and
belief is that anyone can take these examples and find at least one or a few ideas they can try in their workplace.
You can participate by completing
a "Questionnaire on Meaning and Purpose in the Workplace." There are both quantitative and qualitative questions,
and, depending on the length of your answers to the qualitative questions, the questionnaire will take 30 minutes to complete.
Everyone is eligible to participate. You may now be retired, you
may work on your own and not in an "organizational" or corporate setting, you may work for a non-profit, education,
or government. If you are working or have ever worked, your participation is requested and welcomed.
You can complete the questionnaire anonymously, if you choose, however, if you
include your name and contact information, you will be emailed a summary of the findings, prior to the book's publication.
Please note that your name and contact information will be totally protected,
and no one but the authors will have access to it and will only use it in connection with this research study.
To participate in our research, send an email requesting a copy of the
Questionnaire to Liz@LizDenton.com
Thank you so much
for your . . . forthcoming participation.
A SPIRITUAL AUDIT OF CORPORATE AMERICA
During the late 1990's Ian Mitroff and Liz Denton began a research-based study
of meaning, values, consciousness, and spirituality in U.S. business organizations. It was the first research of its
kind and has been called "seminal" by many. It was published in 1999 as the first book in a Warren Bennis
Management Series for Jossey-Bass Publishers.
first half of the book is an analysis of the responses to the "Questionnaire on Meaning and Purpose in the Workplace."
The second half is a conceptual analysis of five organizational models that, to some degree or another, address spirituality
and consciousness in the workplace.
"This is a very important
book, I believe, both for its pioneering discoveries about spirituality in the business world and its leading-edge suggestions
for putting those findings to good use."
Ken Wilber, author, A Brief History of Everything
and Denton dare to explore a truth that nobody wants to confront: fundamental change is not a function of technique but an
expression of the deepest kind of commitment. In doing so, they offer a path to greater hope and a richer future."
Robert E. Quinn, M.E. Tracy Collegiate Professor,
University of Michigan School of Business
work contributes a research-based review of spirituality in the workplace -- a welcome antidote to the current plethora of
superficial treatments of the subject."
Robert M. Burnside, director of products, publications & alternative delivery systems, Center for Creative Leadership
"A masterful release of spirituality onto the center
stage of managerial life."
Andre L. Delbecq, J. Thomas & Kathleen L. McCarthy University Professor, Department of Organizational Analysis and Management,
Santa Clara University