Published: 21 September 2017

New research into religious diversity within organisations, awarded among best papers at the Academy of Management (AoM) proceedings

A recent paper co-authored by Surrey Business School’s Dr YingFei Héliot: Management Spirituality & Religion Division brings to light new research in organisational diversity issues impacting personal well-being recognised among the best papers of 2017 at the seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the AoM

Despite its recognition as an organisational diversity issue with implications for personal well-being, there is relatively little systematic study of religious identity in the workplace.  The research conducted a systematic review of relevant literature and developed a conceptual framework to address the question of how religious and occupational identities relate to each other in the workplace and with what antecedents and consequences.

Research evidence highlighted the benefits of being able to express religious identity at work and helping employees to negotiate their religious and occupational identities. Based on the findings, a new conceptual framework was developed that specifies the antecedents of the activation of religious and occupational identities in the workplace; looking at the nature of the identity negotiation that activate triggers and its outcomes for individuals and the organisation.

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