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Religion in a Changing Workplace: Breakfast Research Presentation

Fri 09.29.23 @ 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM CDT

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A sense of calling and meaning can be intimately connected to employees’ sense of motivation and job satisfaction, according to new research conducted by management scholars Denise Daniels, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Chris Scheitle. Please join us for Denise Daniel’s breakfast presentation at Upper House, where she will unpack the significance and relevance of five years’ of research in advance of the publication of the authors’ book from Oxford University Press titled The Double-Edged Sword of Religion in a Changing Workplace.

Results of surveys of over 15,000 people and 300 interviews revealed critical insights about workers’ sense of religious identity, safety of expression, and job satisfaction in various workplaces. Daniels’ and colleagues’ analyses also illuminated workers’ lived experiences and ways companies might cultivate faith-friendly workplaces that affirm and bring out the best in their employees.

If you are a manager concerned about embracing the business value of employees bringing their whole selves to work, you will find this event thought-provoking and useful. If you are a person of faith seeking clarity around the connection of calling and motivation, you will find yourself in good company and leave with fresh ideas about integrating faith and work.



Denise Daniels is the inaugural Hudson T. Harrison Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Wheaton College, established to stimulate students to turn ideas into both new ventures as entrepreneurs and new businesses within established organizations. Previously she was a professor of management at Seattle Pacific University. She earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington. Her scholarly interests include meaningful work, Sabbath, leadership, gender, and motivation. Denise is also the co-Principal Investigator on a $1.5M research project examining how Christians in the United States understand and engage their faith at work, funded by the Lilly Endowment.




Fri 09.29.23
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
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