International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Chinese Viewpoints of Workplace Spirituality
Chieh-Wen Sheng, Ming-Chia Chen

This research aimed to investigate the causal relationship of workplace spirituality with the viewpoints of the Chinese. It conducted focus group meetings with 51 workers and analyzed the most influential classics to Chinese, including Confucian Analects of Confucianism, the Tao Te Ching of Taoism, and the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism. Results suggested that with Chinese viewpoints the causal relationship of workplace spirituality is a continuous circulation. Starting from the interpretation of environment, an individual would introspect and make practices of workplace spirituality and then his/her self-feelings, interpersonal relationships and furthermore the external environments would be influenced. After all, the change of surroundings would influence reversibly the way people interpret environments.

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