by Soren Eilertsen, Ph.D. December, 2017.

When the Quest to Develop Yourself and Others Makes Good Business Sense.

Traditional capitalism and its associated business practices are increasingly under pressure from a more holistic perspective that seeks to bring humanity and the human spirit to the workplace. Nearly 2,500 years ago, Socrates boldly asserted, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Today, a number of business organizations are instilling this belief by establishing the conditions and culture that challenge individuals to continue to grow and develop. To do so requires a huge shift in how organizations view and support their workforce. For business leaders to embrace authentic values around human development, including their own, requires a more evolved worldview, one that—in the service of others—honors the whole person, including the soul, and sees individual growth as an essential human endeavor. This article examines how many business leaders have started to ask whether welcoming the human soul and human development makes good business sense in light of an increasingly disengaged workforce and more complex societal problems.

Continue reading this article published in the Graziadio Business Review.