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dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Mareeen_US
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Joshuaen_US
dc.contributor.editorGibson Burrell, Marta Calas, Mike Reeden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:25:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:25:22Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-09T06:11:55Z
dc.identifier.issn13505084en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1350508403010002010en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6418
dc.description.abstractThis study uses the neo-Durkheimian conceptual framework of Mysterium and Onus to illustrate how spiritual work is used to accomplish emotional balance within emotion-laden organizational contexts. The constant emotional oscillations experienced by paramedics within an emergency services organization show how spiritual work is accomplished at the level of paramedic-patient interaction, emotional equilibrium within the self, and degrees of connectedness to the organization itself. We contend that in heavily emotion-laden organizational contexts where life-changing events are occurring, spiritual work is an important part of the emotional labor process. In turn, balancing emotions is a major part of `balancing' Mysterium (the sacred) and Onus (the profane). We conclude that emotion-laden organizations need to approach the practice of spirituality as an extremely sophisticated and complex phenomenon. While current trends towards `spiritualizing' the workplace through the legitimizing of corporate spiritualities may result in a more controlled and less enchanted workplace, spirituality may well remain as one of the few ways in which workers can practice resistance in a controlled work environment.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://org.sagepub.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom351en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto373en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOrganization: The interdisciplinary journal of organization, theory and society.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370199en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350201en_US
dc.titleBalancing Mysterium and Onus: Doing Spiritual Work within an Emotion-Laden Organizational Contexten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2003 Sage Publications. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. First published in Organization: the interdisciplinary journal of organization, theory and society. This journal is available online: http://org.sagepub.com/content/vol10/issue2/en_AU
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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